Edward Elwyn Jones
Life and work
Jones studied music at Cambridge University, where he was Organ Scholar of Emmanuel College. He was also the conductor of three university orchestras. Upon moving to the United States in 1998, Jones served firstly as Organ Scholar and then as Assistant Organist in the Memorial Church at Harvard University.
Jones was the Assistant Organist of Christ Church United Methodist on Park Avenue in New York City from 2000-2003, while earning a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting at Mannes College of Music. Jones has focused particularly on conducting opera, which he has pursued with the Harvard Early Music Society, Mannes Opera, Lowell House Opera Society, and the Reykjavík Summer Opera Festival in Iceland.
In April 2003, Jones was appointed Gund University Organist and Choirmaster of the Memorial Church at Harvard University. In this position, Jones is the current director of the Harvard University Choir.
He is married to soprano Amanda Forsythe.