Location: Massachusetts, USA
JON ARTERTON began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from The New England Conservatory of Music. He also holds an MFA in Acting from Smith College, and has performed in hundreds of plays and musicals, including one night on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO and in the film Philadelphia. He is the founder and conductor of The Outer Cape Chorale, a community chorus of 160 singers in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House in Provincetown and gives periodic Singing Workshops. He and his husband James Mack were married in Massachusetts in 2005, and have just released a CD called “Legally Married and the Sky Didn't Fall!.” He recently took fifth place in a national online competition to collaborate with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a performance of "Dona Nobis Pacem". He's a prolific vocal arranger. You can hear his recent composition at www.theoldlie.com. In January 2016 Jon will be moving to St. Petersburg, Florida where he intends to start a new community chorus.