Location: Arizona, USA
Dr. Jonathan Ng currently is the Director of College Singers, PCC Chorale and Studio Voice at Pima Community College; Founder and Conductor of the Arizona Choral Society; Choral and Orchestral Clinic at local high schools, Former Director of Sacred Music and Arts, Catalina United Methodist Church. Dr. Ng received his doctorate in conducting with minors in vocal performance and pedagogy and music history and literature from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana and his masters degree in conducting and church music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He has appeared as an orchestral and choral conductor for various groups all through the states and Hong Kong. In May 2007, he made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria (RV 589) accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble. While in Bloomington, IN, he was the associate conductor for the Bloomington Symphony and the Director of music at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Regarding his academic achievement, Dr. Ng received the award "The Doctoral Student Grants-in-Aid of Research" from the University Graduate School of Indiana University in 2002 for his doctoral dissertation, "The Study of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Sancta Civitas (The Holy City)." Through this grant, Dr. Ng traveled and did research in England (British Library and Oxford University) and France as a visiting scholar. On the concert stage, Dr. Ng has appeared as tenor soloist in various oratorios and operas. He was the soloist for a concert tour honoring Mozart's 250th Anniversary program in Europe in 2006. The concerts took place in Prague, Brno and Vienna, where the "Grand Finale" took place in the world-renowned cathedral Karlskirche (St. Charles's Church). He was the soloist for the Messiah-Sing (2005) in Tucson AZ. The summer of 2008 Dr. Ng sang four operatic roles-Goro in Madama Butterfly, Monostatos, Priest & Armor Man in Die Zauberflote at Magnani Opera Theater, Fidenza Italy. He also has sung the title roles in Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'elisir d'amore and Les Pêcheurs de Perles with the Pima Opera in Tucson, Arizona. He performed with such world-famous orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the conductors: Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zdenek Macal and Joseph Flummerfelt. He studied and coached with a wide range of professionals including: Margaret Hillis (Chicago Symphony), Christoph Wolff (Harvard), Tõnu Kaljuste (Nederlands Kamerkoor), Thomas Dunn (Handel & Haydn Society, Boston), Joseph Flummerfelt (NY Philharmonic), Gary Wedow (NYC Opera), Thomas Hall (Baltimore Choral Society), Richard Miller (Oberlin), Fiora Contino (Illinois Opera), Gail Dubinbaum (Metropolitan Opera), John Massaro (Phoenix Symphony), Richard Crittenden (New Jersey), Elizabeth Vrenios (Washington D.C.), Paul Kiesgen (Indiana University), Robert Porco (Cleveland Symphony), Jan Harrington (Indiana University), Thomas Baldner (Indiana University).