Artistic Director & Advisor
Dr. Jonathan Talberg serves as Incantato‘s Artistic Director and Advisor, and is responsible for consulting with travelling ensembles, approving concert venues, and suggesting appropriate repertoire for European churches, cathedrals, and festivals. With over twenty years of international touring experience both as a singer and conductor, Dr. Talberg brings to Incantato a concrete vision of what makes a great performance tour — from the perspective of conductor and performer.
One of the youngest conductors on the American circuit, he is in constant demand as a clinician and adjudicator. He has conducted at the Music Educator’s National Conference, at multiple All-State choir concerts, and on tour throughout Europe and Asia, in many venues such as St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, The Karlskirche in Vienna, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. He recently conducted a choir of 250 singers and the Amsterdam V.U. Orchestra for the Amadeus Festival —in Florence and San Giminano, Italy. He has prepared choirs for the Cincinnati Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony and the Pasadena Pops.
Dr. Talberg’s principal academic position is as Director of Choral, Vocal, and Opera Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is music director of the University and Chamber Choirs, and oversees one of the largest and most recognized voice programs in the state of California. Additionally, Dr. Talberg serves as music director of the Long Beach Bach Festival and the Camerata Singers of Long Beach, a 60 voice adult choir that performs standard and new repertoire with its own professional orchestra.
A recipient of the Oliver Family Foundation grant for outstanding American conductors, Dr. Talberg holds the position of Standards and Repertoire Chair for University and College Choirs for the California Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association, and he is an editor at Pavane Music, where a choral series is published under his name.