Dr. Chris Jackson
Music: Choir Director and Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Christopher Jackson is the newly appointed director of choral activities at Lycoming College. He conducts the Lycoming College Choir, Lycoming Chamber Choir, Tour Choir, and teaches music history and applied voice lessons.
Most recently, Dr. Jackson directed the University of North Texas Men’s Chorus in Denton, Texas. During his time there, he was also the assistant conductor of the UNT Collegium Singers, the school’s premiere early music ensemble, as well as The Denton Bach Society.
Prior to his work in Texas, Dr. Jackson taught choir and music theory at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona, where he also served as vice president of high school activities of the Arizona Music Educators Association Choral Chapter, and assistant director of the early music ensemble, Musica Sonora.
Recent conducting honors include an invitation to participate in Master classes at the Daejeon International Choral Festival World Choral Symposium in Daejeon, South Korea with Maestro Winfried Toll.
In addition to conducting, Dr. Jackson enjoys an active singing career. He has appeared as a soloist and chorister with The Tucson Chamber Artists, The South Dakota Chorale, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Chorus, The Tulsa Signature Symphony, The Westminster Chamber Choir and The Denton Bach Singers. 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 BA in voice performance from Oklahoma State University, and his MM 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 DMA in choral conducting from the University of North Texas.