Chris Whittaker

Chris Whittaker

conductor  composer  pianist

Chris Whittaker’s musical language of classical, jazz, and gospel music melds genres and brings people together.

Chris is the co-founder and Music Director of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, a non-profit performing arts organization committed to engaging the community through free concerts and educational programming. He serves as Music Director for Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Upper Manhattan and is also the founding Music Director of Marble Collegiate Church’s “Jazz Revelation” worship service.

Chris studied orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler and Stuart Malina. His composition teachers include Philip Lasser, Christopher Theofanidis, and Nicholas Maw. Chris lives in New York City.


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New Jazz Trio EP

Starting Over
Jazz EP of new original tunes featuring Sam Weber, bass and Jay Sawyer, drums. 
Available for digital download on iTunes and CDBaby.

Upcoming Events

May 7, 2018 | 7:30pm
United Palace Theater - Lobby Series "Piano and Me"

May 8, 2018 | 8:00pm
Fort Washington Community Choir Spring Concert
Featuring works by Poulenc, Victoria, Aversa, Whittaker & More 

May 18, 2018 | 6:15pm
Marble Collegiate Church: Friday Night Jazz Vespers

May 19, 2018 | 3:00pm
Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra
Works by Jennifer Higdon, Wieniawski & Brahms 2

May 20, 2018 | 5:00pm
Premiere of "Looking for Andrew" (film score) 
Harrisburg, PA

June 25-29, 2018
York Symphony Orchestra
My Opus Magnum Summer Camp
York, PA

August 12, 17, 25, 2018 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Mozart's Don Giovanni with Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble
Ellen Stewart Theatre at La Mama


Selected Works

© 2018