From Mendelssohn's Elijah performed May, 2017.
Conductor Thomas W. Jones joined the Mineola Choral Society in 2006. He has been the Assistant Conductor of the New York Choral Society and the New York Choral Society Chamber Singers. Tom continues as conductor of the Huntington Men’s Chorus and conductor of the Stone House Singers, a chamber choir in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Tom is a graduate of Amherst College, and received his Masters Degree from Northwestern University where he studied choral conducting with Margaret Hillis and composition with M. William Karlins. Tom has also studied choral conducting in master classes with Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival and Fiora Contino at the Aspen Music Festival. His compositions have been performed in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Pianist Conrad Chu is currently at the dissertation stage for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in contemporary music (conducting track) from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. From 2008 to 2012 he served as doctoral assistant conductor for the school’s top orchestra, Bowling Green Philharmonia. In New York, Mr. Chu has been appointed assistant conductor with Gotham Chamber Opera, and for American Opera Projects of Brooklyn, he has conducted in concerts celebrating the 75th birthday of composer David Del Tredici, and led the initial workshop readings of Stefan Weisman’s The Scarlet Ibis. He received his master’s in orchestral conducting from Mannes College of Music, and earned a bachelor’s in molecular biology from Yale University.