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 leads Marble Collegiate Church’s Jazz Vespers 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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Upcoming Events

Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra Season Opening
What Keeps Me Awake

7:00pm Friday October 18, 2019
George Washington Educational Campus

3:00pm Saturday October 19, 2019
Fort Washington Collegiate Church

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.


Selected Works

© 2019