Jared Field is a composer, conductor, music educator and clarinetist. His works have been read and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, the New York Virtuoso Singers, Choral Chameleon, and by hundreds of students and campers across the country. In addition to his classical works, Jared has written the music for Harold! the Musical, Rachel, and La Maupin, as well as music for plays and dance pieces.
Jared received his BA in Music Composition from Brandeis University, where he earned Highest Honors and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his MA in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Composition teachers include David Rakowski, Melinda Wagner, Marty Boykan, and Richard Pearson Thomas. Jared is currently the Director of Middle School Music at Worcester Academy, where he is a proud recipient of the O'Connell Award for excellence in teaching.
Jared Field is a composer, clarinetist, and music educator. He received his BA with Highest Honors in Music Composition and Philosophy from Brandeis University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, he served as a corps member at City Year New Hampshire, working as a tutor and mentor in a third grade classroom. He also conducted and led the school chorus in rehearsals, created and implemented a new after school music club, and wrote a new school song. After City Year Jared worked at a program for adults with developmental disabilities, where he created and implemented a wide variety of classes, including a music class and a theatre class. Over the summers, Jared worked at Beam Camp in Strafford, New Hampshire, where he led several music programs and guided a group of campers in the creation of their own opera and of their own aleatoric compositions.
Jared graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Masters in Music and Music Education. While there, he taught private composition and clarinet lessons, and worked as a student teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York. In 2014, Jared was selected as a participant in the September installation of "The Choreography Lab," for which he and choreographer Rachel Lauria created the dance piece "Timeless". Jared has also been selected as a participant in the 2016 ACDA-Lehigh University Choral Composers Forum and the 2017 Choral Chameleon Summer Institute.
Jared has collaborated with his sister Jessie on several musicals. Their first full-length collaboration, Rachel, was the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Prize for Best Original Play. It was accepted into the New York Musical Theater Festival's Developmental Reading Program, and won four "Fruitie" Awards at the 2015 Fresh Fruit Festival, including Outstanding Musical. Their second full-length collaboration, La Maupin, won five "Fruitie" Awards at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival, including the Audience Favorite award. Scenes from La Maupin were performed at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, Germany as part of the 2018 International MUT Competition, where our show won the Grand Jurypreis.
Jared is currently the Director of Middle School Music at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he teaches chorus, band, and general music, and also works as an 8th grade advisor and Upper School dorm parent. He is a proud recipient of an O'Connell Award, awarded by the faculty of Worcester Academy to teachers "whose performance in the classroom and loyalty to the community are most exemplary." Along with the other middle school arts teachers, Jared has helped develop several large-scale integrated arts projects.