Jeremy Faust, Music Director
Jeremy Samuel Faust MD, MS, MA was founding artistic director of the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (2010 ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming). He serves as board president and artistic advisor for Roomful of Teeth (2014 GRAMMY award for Best Classical Chamber Music Performance, and premiering ensemble of Caroline Shaw’s Partita, recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music) which has toured globally and performed/recorded with the L.A. Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road, the tUnE-yArDs, and Kanye West.
He has conducted the Canticum Novum Singers, the UC Davis University Chorus and Chamber singers, and sung professionally at the Grand Teton Music Festival, with the Choir of Men and Boys at St. Thomas Church in New York, and with Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA. He currently conducts, composes and sings for Triad, Boston’s Choral/Composer/Conductor collective. Dr. Faust is an attending emergency medicine physician at Brigham & Women’s and Brigham Faulkner Hospital, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and a regular contributor at Slate.com.
Iris Chan, Assistant Music Director
A versatile pianist, harpsichordist, and organist, Iris Chan is enthusiastic about sharing her love of music with the community. She began playing piano at the age of 5 and continued to study piano performance and music theory at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music with Marcantonio Barone. She earned a B.A. in biology with minors in English literature and psychology from Swarthmore College, PA, where she was the recipient of the Department of Music’s Freeman Scholarship. During college, Iris served as pianist for the Swarthmore College Choirs and appeared as soloist in Finzi’s Eclogue and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Swarthmore Lab Orchestra.
Iris has a particular interest in vocal music and has performed Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, collaborated with the Delaware Valley Opera Company, and performed at New York's Carnegie Hall. Passionate about bringing live music to the community, she has played piano and organized outreach concerts at nursing homes throughout the Philadelphia and Boston areas. Outside of performing as a chamber musician, she has taught piano as part of Swarthmore's Learning for Life Program. In addition to her musical pursuits, Iris is a research assistant in the Zon Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and is investigating new therapies for blood disorders.