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 & Rehearsal Pianist
A versatile pianist, harpsichordist, and organist, Iris Chan is enthusiastic about sharing the joy of music with those around her. She began playing piano at the age of 5 and studied piano performance & music theory at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music with Marcantonio Barone. Iris earned her Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, where she studied Biology and English Literature and was the recipient of the Department of Music’s James D. Freeman Scholarship. She performed regularly as a collaborative pianist with the Swarthmore College Choirs, appeared as soloist with the Lab Orchestra, and was an active chamber musician in various opera productions.
Iris has a particular interest in vocal music and social justice in the arts. Passionate about bringing live music to the community, she has organized outreach concerts at hospitals, nursing homes, and inner-city schools throughout Philadelphia. She joined the Longwood Chorus at its founding and is grateful to continue sharing music with patients and community members in Boston. Currently, Iris is a third-year medical student at Tufts and is interested in addressing language/literacy barriers and social determinants within health care. Outside of music, you can find her solving crosswords or exploring the outdoors through cycling and photography.