Jonathan Hummel has been the Director of Orchestral Operations for the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, since 2015. In this role, he oversees all personnel needs for the school's symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, opera orchestra, and lab orchestra. In addition, he manages faculty and student needs for small ensemble and orchestra repertoire classes, and he directs all production needs for ensemble concerts in Philadelphia and on national and international tours.
Before his appointment at Curtis, Hummel was the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Association, a youth orchestra program, from 2011-2014. In this role, he provided leadership and direction for the organization in the areas of program administration, strategic planning, development, marketing, communications, and finance. From 2009-2011, Hummel was the Manager of Communications and Community Partnerships for The Philadelphia Orchestra. In this position, he directed all internal and external communication for the education department, managed all of the Orchestra’s community partnerships and programs, and was responsible for all department communications. Hummel also held positions in the electronic media department and marketing department with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Beyond Philadelphia, Hummel has held positions with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Hummel holds a Master of Science degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. While at Mansfield, he studied trombone under Stephen P. McEuen and served as principal trombone in the MU Concert Wind Ensemble and lead trombone in the MU Jazz Ensemble. As a freelance musician, Hummel is a member of the Warminster Symphony Orchestra and a member of a brass quintet in the Philadelphia region. He is also an adjunct instructor for Drexel University's Graduate Arts Administration Program and the Assistant Director for the Upper Moreland Marching Unit.
BA, Music, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 2007; MS, Arts Administration, Drexel University, 2011