John Sullivan, Accompanist and Assistant Conductor

JOHN SULLIVAN joined the Concord Chorus in 2013 as Accompanist and Assistant Conductor. He is a native of Cambridge and graduated from Harvard in 2009 with a degree in Music; during that time he worked and studied with Kevin Leong. 

At Harvard, Mr. Sullivan directed the Dunster House Opera for two seasons, preparing and conducting performances of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro (2006-2007) and Così fan tutte (2007-2008). In 2008-2009 he served as the 42nd music director of Harvard’s Bach Society Orchestra; previous music directors of "BachSoc" include John Harbison, John Adams, and Alan Gilbert.  As music director he prepared and conducted four concerts of works by Beethoven,Brahms, Finzi, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ravel, Rossini, and Verdi.

He has worked since fall 2009 as an accompanist and a teaching assistant for the chorus classes at Concord-Carlisle High School. He is also accompanist for the Masterworks Chorale, the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, and the Treble Chorus at the Fenn School in Concord, in addition to freelance teaching, coaching, and accompanying. He is a keyboard harmony instructor and Associated Artist at MIT, and Music Consultant and annotator for Toscanini releases on the Immortal Performances label.