Michael Jones has appeared as a professional tenor with some of the nation's finest choral ensembles including the @GRAMMY award winning group The Crossing, @GRAMMY award winning group Conspirare, Santa Fe Desert Choral, Apollo's Fire, Variant 6, ekmeles, The Thirteen, Choral Arts Philadelphia and Madison Choral Project, Chicago's Music of the Baroque, William Ferris Chorale, Grant Park Opera Chorus, the Bridge Ensemble, Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, and Chorosynthesis. This coming season, Michael will make his debut with a few groups including Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Academy of Sacred Drama and Opera Phildelphia.
While studying for Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in jazz trumpet, Michael pursued studies in classical voice with David Adams at University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music and Keven Keys at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. He was a founding member of the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Donald Nally.
Michael is equally at home with jazz standard and works of Western masters like Back, Brahms and Beethoven. In the spring of 2019, Michael was selected as one of eight finalists to sing for a spot in VOCES8, an internationally recognized vocal chamber group based in London.
Bonhoeffer [The Crossing 2015] GRAMMY nominated
[Best Choral Performance]
Words Adorned [The Crossing 2015]
Seven Responses [The Crossing 2016]
Canticales of the Holy Wind [The Crossing 2016]
Sound from the Bench [The Crossing 2016]
Empowering Silenced Voices [Chorosynthesis 2017]
If There Were Water [The Crossing 2017]
Lansing McClosky's Zealot Canticles [The Crossing 2018]
GRAMMY AWARD [Best Choral Performance]
Canticle [Vocal Arts Ensemble 2018]
The Hope of Loving [Conspirare 2019]
The Arc in the Sky [The Crossing 2019]
Voyages [The Crossing 2019]
Clips and Videos
Performing with Karen Willough on "World Without You" by John Ewbanks
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