JON ARTERTON began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral.
He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from The New England Conservatory of Music.
He also holds an MFA in Acting from Smith College, and has performed in hundreds of plays and musicals, including one night on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morissey Hall.
He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappellagroup seen on HBO and in the film Philadelphia.
conducts The Outer Cape Chorale, a 140-voice community chorus in Provincetown, Massachusetts he
began in 2002.
recently took fifth place in a national online competition to collaborate with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a performance of Dona Nobis Pacem.
husband James Mack have recently released their first CD together entitled Legally Married … and the sky didn't fall!
Testimonials from participants in Jon's Vocal Workshops
"Working with Jon
is more than just singing.
I both crave and resist the intimacy of small workshops, but what brings me back is the respect Jon
shows each individual, whatever their level of ability.
Jon is a charismatic and gifted teacher, and the workshops strike the perfect balance between group learning and individual coaching.
The atmosphere is one of safety and camaraderie, as Jon
uses a variety of vocal exercises and educational techniques to break down the defensive walls of even the most self-conscious singers.
And Jon's ability to identify each participant's unique vocal strengths and challenges is a rare gift that inspires a true metamorphosis in each singer throughout the course of the workshop.
Whether a beginner or an experienced performer, no one leaves a Jon Arterton vocal workshop without feeling personally and musically enriched.
- Kristen Utt
singing workshop was a remarkable experience.
Most importantly for me, Jon
is a "Safe Person".
If you are considering an Outward Bound adventure into one of the most vulnerable and important parts of yourself, an experience where the armor falls off; you simply couldn't ask for a better guide.
brought me out of terror and made it fun.
possesses a rare spirit and a tremendous knowledge of music, which he
generously offers up to us lucky souls.
- Shoshana Silberman
is a born teacher.
has the ability, will, and desire to affirm and gently guide all members of the workshop as they discover their "inner Caruso," and explore their natural singing talent, individually and in a group.
No embarrassment, no pressure; just a really good time learning about oneself in a very supportive context.
I really enjoyed my time at the workshop.
also has a way of attracting really cool people to his
sessions, so you will meet a very special group of people, of which you will be one!
Jon Arterton and James Mack
Copyright © Jon Arterton
and James Mack.