Jonathan Hirsh

Senior Lecturer and Director of Orchestral & Choral Activities

Contact & Office Hours

Sage Hall 001



D.M.A., M.M., University of Michigan

B.A., Amherst College


Jonathan Hirsh graduated from Amherst College in 1986 and received his M.M. and D.M.A. in conducting from the University of Michigan. He has taught at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., Amherst College, the University of Michigan, the University of California at Santa Cruz and Tufts University. As senior lecturer and director of choral and orchestral activities, Hirsh conducts the Smith Ochestra, Glee Club and Chamber Singers. A frequent guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Hirsh's repertoire and activities include choral works, oratorio, opera and symphonic works. Under his baton, the Smith Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Smith choral ensembles and the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club.