Dr. Christopher Jackson was the director of choral activities at Lycoming College from fall 2013 to spring 2017. He conducted the Lycoming College Choir, Lycoming Chamber Choir, and Tour Choir, as well as taught music history, conducting, and applied voice lessons. He also served as the artistic director for the Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra and co-founded, with his wife Fiona, the Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra. He and his wife are also the co-founders of professional ensemble Bricolage, which made its debut in January 2017 with performances of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning composition "The Little Match Girl Passion." In fall 2017, Dr. Jackson became Choral Director at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.
Dr. Jackson works frequently as a guest conductor for Honors Festival Choirs around the state and was honored with an invitiation to participate in a master class at the Daejeon International Choral Festival World Choral Symposium in Daejeon, South Korea, with Mastro Winfried. In spring 2017, he gave a master class to conductors in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Prior to his position at Lycoming, Dr. Jackson directed the University of North Texas Men's Chorus in Denton, Texas; conducted the UNT Collegium Singers, the school's premiere early music ensemble; and assisted with the direction of the Denton Bach Society. He also taught choir and music theory at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona. In Arizona, he served as vice president of high school activities of the Arizona Music Educators Association Choral Chapter, and assisted with the direction of the early music ensemble Musica Sonora.
In addition to conducting, Dr. Jackson enjoys an active singing career. He currently sings with and serves as the educational outreach director for Skylark Vocal Ensemble with whom he recently recorded a 2017 Grammy-nominated album. Jackson also appears regularly with Kinnara Ensemble, for whom he as given pre-concert lectures on his specialized field of research, the music of Benjamin Britten.
Jackson debuted in 2016 with Grammy-award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Previously, he has appeared as a soloist and ensemble singer with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, True Concord Voices, the South Dakota Chorale, the Tulsa Signature Symphony, the Westminster chamber choir, and the Denton Bach Society. He can also be heard as a featured performer on The Westminster Choir's 2010 recording Noel. Opera credits include Narrator in The Three Penny Opera and 2nd Armed Guard in The Magic Flute with the Spoleto Festival USA.
Dr. Jackson received his B.A. in voice performance from Oklahoma State University, and his M.M. in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College, where he was the assistant conductor of the Westminster Symphonic Choir under Dr. Joe Miller. He received his D.M.A. in choral conducting from the University of North Texas.