Meet our New Music Director
Chicago Master Singers welcomes its new Music Director, John C. Hughes. He is the third Music Director of CMS since its founding in 1979, following in the steps of Thomas Wikman and Alan Heatherington.
Dr. Hughes has been Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Department of Music at Ripon College in Wisconsin. He also conducts the Green Lake Festival of Music's Composer Residency where he has collaborated with Ola Gjeilo and other renowned composers. Dr. Hughes earned his Doctorate in choral conducting and pedagogy from the University of Iowa. His expertise in choral music, conducting, music history, and music education are extensive. He has conducted many major choral and orchestral works, and will continue CMS's long tradition of presenting the best in choral music.