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.


(Photo: Mike Fitelson)


Upcoming Events

Fort Washington Community Choir
Spring Concert
8:00pm Tuesday, May 7th

Jazz Vespers
Marble Collegiate Church
6:15pm Friday, May 10th

The Connecting Vine: Legacy of Nadia Boulanger
Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra & Suite Français
7:00pm Tuesday, May 14th & 3:00pm Saturday May, 18th

In the Heights
George Washington Educational Campus
6:00pm Friday, May 31st

Chris Whittaker Trio
Morris Jumel Mansion
6:00pm, Sunday July 7th

My Opus Magnum
York Symphony Orchestra
July 8th - 12th

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