Jonathan Schranz MMus, MA, LRAM
Jonathan Schranz is a freelance conductor based in London. He studied choral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded a Distinction along with numerous prizes. Prior to this he read music at Churchill College, Cambridge, graduating with first class honours in 2015.
Jonathan enjoys a diverse career ranging from leading choral workshops in high security prisons to performing at private functions with his funk band, The Handlers. He is Director of Music at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, Musical Director at the University of Greenwich and Conductor of the Purcell Singers. Passionate about music education, Jonathan has worked as a Section Leader and Assistant Conductor for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain since 2014, and he also runs the Victoria Children’s Choir, the outreach choir for Westminster Cathedral. He is also the Founder and Director of a number of his own choirs including the professional Gregorian schola Graduale and the chamber choir The Fisher Consort. Jonathan has led choral workshops for the Royal School of Church Music, South West Camerata and Libricini, and is in demand as a guest conductor. Previous conducting positions include the Church of St John at Hackney, Grant Thornton Office Choir, Cambridge University Catholic Chaplaincy, Brentwood Choral Society, the Cappella Singers of Upminster, Churchill Chorus and Selwyn Jazz Band.
A firm believer in the transformative social impact of choral music, Jonathan co-founded the charity Sing Inside and regularly delivers workshops on choral singing in prisons across the country. His Master’s thesis, exploring the benefits of choral music within a prison chaplaincy, has been presented at the Universities of Leicester and Oxford.