The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is delighted to have Jon M. Timmons join us as Artistic Director. Jon is the Director of Choral Activities at Souderton Area High School. At SAHS, Jon conducts six choirs and teaches music theory. Jon is an active advocate and clinician for LGBTQ singers in addition to specializing in vocal pedagogy for choirs. For 16 years, Jon has performed and taught in the Philadelphia metro area including appointments at Brandywine Heights Area High School and Hatboro-Horsham High School. Prior to public school teaching, Jon taught voice and choir through Music Training Center in New Jersey, maintaining a voice studio of over 40 students.
For three seasons, Jon sang with the Philadelphia Singers – former resident choir for the Philadelphia Orchestra. During that time, he sang under accomplished conductors Charles Dutoit, David Hayes, and Jane Glover. He has maintained an active professional singing career as the baritone section leader in the Lansdale, PA based choir, ‘The Choristers’. He has been a featured soloist in Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Herbert Howells Requiem, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, and Mozart’s Requiem. His singing has brought him around the world to destinations including Beijing China, Salt Lake City Utah, and The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Jon’s choirs have performed at numerous festivals in the region and are praised for their balance, blend, and tone. He has presented at numerous Pennsylvania Conferences; the most recently at the PMEA State Conference in 2023 and and the ACDA-PA Summer Conference. In 2020, his select choir was chosen to perform at the PMEA Annual Conference – unfortunately canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, Jon has led many seminars at several professional development events advocating for LGBTQ youth and faculty.
Jon holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Delaware in addition to degrees and certification from Temple University and York College of Pennsylvania. An avid runner, Jon enjoys time with friends and family outside of teaching and singing. He resides just outside of Philadelphia with his two cats, Ollie and George.