As artists we have the unique ability to inspire compassion and empathy through creativity, collaboration, and performance. It is my mission to help cultivate these characteristics in our students, and to instill in a belief that they can be a driving force of positive change in the world
Steven Jolan joined the Conservatory in 2009 and is an associate professor of theater teaching musical theater and music theory.
Prior to joining the Conservatory faculty, Jolan worked as a music director and vocal coach in Los Angeles, where he music directed productions of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Little Shop of Horrors, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Company, and many others. In addition, he has worked on several new works, including Broads! The Musical, Bark! The Musical, American Tales, Vonnegut: Between Time and Timbuktu, and Factory Girls. Jolan has worked extensively in children's theater, show choir, and classical choral settings and has taught as a guest lecturer and music director at Boston College and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Jolan earned his B.M. in music composition (commercial media writing) from California State University, Northridge.
Professional Awards and Recognitions
- Best Musical Director, Once at SpeakEasy Stage Company (Elliot Norton Awards, 2019)
- Best Musical Director, Dames at Sea at Greater Boston Stage Company (IRNE Awards nomination, 2018)
- Once (SpeakEasy Stage Company, 2019)—Music director
- Dames at Sea (Greater Boston Stage Company, 2017)—Music director, conductor
- Side Show (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 2017)—Music director
- The Theory of Relativity (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 2017)—Music director, conductor
- Spring Awakening (Boston Conservatory, 2016)—Music director
- Assassins (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Music director, conductor
- The Pajama Game (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Music director
- The Wild Party (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Music director, conductor