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JAMISON STEVENS

Conductor   —   Composer

Jamison Stevens (he/him) (b. 2000) is a conductor, composer, and educator from Southern California. He is the founding director of the Citrus Chorale, the artistic director of the University of Redlands Youth Choir, and the director of music at Community Presbyterian Church. He is a recent graduate of the University of Redlands where he received a master’s of music in choral conducting and a bachelor’s of music in music composition. His teachers included Nicholle Andrews, Co Boi Nguyen, and Donald Brinegar.

 

Jamison is active as a conductor within the Redlands community. In 2024, he founded the Citrus Chorale, a sixteen-voice chamber choir which he directs. Recently, he served as the assistant chorusmaster for a production of The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin under the direction of Maestro Murry Sidlin. Under his direction, the University of Redlands Youth Choir has performed with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and the University Orchestra in performances of The Nutcracker and Hansel and Gretel. In 2022, he was appointed director of music at Community Presbyterian Church and has since brought invited musical guests to participate in services. Additionally, he has directed major choral and orchestral ensembles at the University of Redlands and within the local community in numerous concerts, recitals, and services. He has participated in international choral and conducting workshops and has worked with esteemed conductors including John Baboukis, Kalena Bovell, Melanie DeMore, Hyejung Jun, Graeme Langager, Murry Sidlin, and Jean-Sébastien Vallée.

 

As a composer, Jamison’s music has been heard in recitals and church services across the United States. His compositions have commissioned and premiered for such occasions as the retirement of University of Redlands President Emeritus Dr. Ralph Kuncl and the 50th anniversary of service for Canon Dr. Jeffrey H. Rickard at Trinity Episcopal Church in 2021, the presidential inauguration of Krista Newkirk, J.D. in 2022, as well as for the 72nd and 74th Feasts of Lights, a major Christmas service attended annually by thousands.

 

For commissions or collaborations, or to simply get in touch with Jamison, please contact jamisonstevensmusic@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Performances

May 25, 2024

Will conduct the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in the Offertoire of the Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 by Gabriel Faure and the TM Singers in the Agnus Dei of the Messe pour double choeur a cappella by Frank Martin, as part of the Take the Podium Choral Conducting Symposium, led by Jean-Sebastian Vallee.

Recent Performances

April 18, 2024

Conducted the Youth Choir and Training Chorus, performing works by Eduardo Cota, Matt and Adam Podd, Tracy Wong, Andy Beck, and Jay Althouse.

April 12, 2024

Conducted the University Choir in a performance of Holding the Light by B.E. Boykin.

March 16, 2024

Assisted in preparing the University of Redlands Chapel Singers and University Choir for a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, as part of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin, conducted by Maestro Murry Sidlin.

February 2-3, 2024

Prepared the University of Redlands Youth Choir for three performances of Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, conducted by Co Nguyen, directed by Cindy Snyder.

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