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Jonathan Hirsh
Senior Lecturer & Director of Orchestral and Choral Activities

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Jonathan Hirsh graduated from Amherst College in 1986 and received his MM and DMA 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 at Smith College, Hirsh conducts the Orchestra, Glee Club and Chamber Singers. A frequent guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Jonathan Hirsh's repertoire and activities include choral works, oratorio, opera and symphonic works. Under Hirsh's 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.