Christopher Hossfeld is director of music and ritual at Harvard Divinity School and director of music at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, Massachusetts. His professional experience spans many years as a conductor, composer, pianist, vocal performer, and lecturer in academic, church, and community settings. He has served as the director of music for Yale Divinity School’s Marquand Chapel, St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and First Parish (Old Ship Church) in Hingham, Massachusetts. In Montreal, he was the conductor and co-artistic director of Opera da Camera and co-founded One Equall Musick, a collaborative vocal ensemble.
Hossfeld composes music for many settings, from concert works to music for liturgy or film. His music has been performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Music Garden, Jordan Hall, and at Yale and Harvard Universities. He has received commissions from various ensembles, including the Rosetta Trio, the Cantata Singers of Ottawa, and the Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry. In 1998, he was the only composer of twenty Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Hossfeld earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition from Harvard University, where he was a recipient of the Louis Sudler Award, given to a graduating student for excellence in the arts.