Jonathan Q. Berryman • Conductor
Jonathan Q. Berryman, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is the founder and Director of the Heritage Chorale of New Haven. Graduating with honors from Princeton University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, he continued his education at Yale University where he earned his Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting and Certification in Sacred Music Studies from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. While at Yale, Mr. Berryman served Assistant Conductor of the Yale Camerata. Mr. Berryman was the Choral Music teacher at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven for 12 years, and is currently the Music Instructor at Barnard School. As the Minister of Music at Messiah Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Mr. Berryman still finds time to be the Guest Conductor for many events in the Greater New Haven area, including Sing a New Song – Selections from Sacred Concerts of Duke Ellington and the Gospel Mass by Robert Ray. Jonathan was a recipient of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven 2005 Arts Award for Creative Collaboration and the Phenomenal Man award from the New Haven Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Currently Jonathan is working on his EdD in Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU).