Faculty Profile

Jonathan Hays

Contributing Faculty in Music (voice)

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Jonathan Hays teaches studio voice and chamber music at Dickinson College. In 2013, Professor Hays has performed Carl Nielssen's Symphony No.3 with the Harrisburg Symphony; Schubert's Winterreise at Dickinson College; Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the University of Memphis; and the world premiere of Martin Bresnick’s opera, My Friend’s Story, at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, CT. Career highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Opera, Washington Opera, Lincoln Center Festival, Bel Canto at Caramoor, Opera de la Colombia, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mostly Mozart Festival, and Toronto Symphony, among many others. His recording of Jeremy Gill’s song cycle, Helian, ranked fourth on Philadelphia City Paper’s list of Top 10 Classical Albums of 2011, and the Big Easy Foundation honored him with their 2011 award for Best Performance of New Classical Music. He has been on the Dickinson College faculty since 2008.


  • B.M., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, 1994
  • M.M., Yale University, 1996