George Case

Head of Choral Studies
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As a teacher of conducting, I strive to unlock in students their ultimate potential for musicality, communication, and passion for people and music. We study humanity as much as we study music.

George Case is head of choral studies at Boston Conservatory, where he directs the chorale ensembles, teaches choral literature, and directs the graduate choral conducting program. Case is also the music director of the Newburyport Choral Society, an 80-year-old choral society on the North Shore. With a multifaceted background as a conductor, educator, and professional singer, Case brings a wide-ranging body of musical experience and a passionate artistic voice to his work. He holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees in conducting from the University of Michigan and a B.M. in vocal performance from Boston University.

Case is an award-winning educator of young musicians who frequently leads clinics and workshops for high-school and college singers as well as professional development sessions for teachers around the country. During his tenure as director of choral and vocal programs at the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts in his native Atlanta, Georgia (2007-2010), Case's choirs were selected to participate in the Honor Festival, curated by Jessye Norman and Carnegie Hall with Craig Jessop and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Case has been recognized as a 2010 Presidential Scholars teacher honoree and the 2009 Star Teacher for Pebblebrook High School, and he served on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (2005-2012).

As a soloist and professional chorister, Case has performed with major ensembles across North America and Europe. He is a regular member of and soloist with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Atlanta Singers, Meridian Chorale, Skylark Ensemble, Marsh Chapel Choir, and Carnegie Festival Chorus. Case has prepared choruses for leading conductors, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Craig Jessop, Leonard Slatkin, and Helmuth Rilling.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • Grammy-nominated recording, Milhaud: L'Orestie D'Eschyle (University of Michigan Choral Union, Assistant Conductor, 2015)
  • Board Member (National Collegiate Choral Organization, 2014-present)
  • Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award (U.S. Department of Education and the Commission on Presidential Scholars, 2010)

Recent Engagements

  • Beethoven Mass in C Major, Choral Fantasy, Elegischer Gesang (Newburyport Choral Society, 2015)—Music director, conductor
  • American Choral Directors Association National Conference performance (2015)—Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Tenor
  • Fern Hill (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Conductor
  • Chichester Psalms (Boston Conservatory, 2014)—Conductor
  • Harmoniemesse (Boston Conservatory, 2013)—Conductor