Jonathan Coopersmith

Chair of Musical Studies
Conductor / Musical Studies

Jonathan Coopersmith is a sought-after conductor and lecturer in the Philadelphia area, with recent lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and recent engagements as guest chorus director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

Mr. Coopersmith holds a bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with George Crumb; and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Mannes College of Music. He has also studied at the Pierre Monteux School.

Along with David Ludwig, Mr. Coopersmith taught a Curtis-Coursera course, From the Repertoire: Western Music History through Performance. He has been a member of the Curtis faculty since 2005.

Question Time

Jonathan Coopersmith leads musical studies classes with wit, clarity, and enthusiasm—and provocative queries at every turn.