Charles Hartung

Charles Hartung

Charles Hartung


Charles “Chuck” Hartung is a music educator, conductor, and vocalist based in the South Jersey area. He serves as Conductor of the Rowan Youth Choir, a youth choral ensemble sponsored by the Rowan University Community Music School. Chuck is the Choral Director at Collingswood Middle School in Collingswood, NJ, with two curricular choirs averaging over 100 students. Additionally, Chuck serves as Performing Arts Coordinator for Collingswood by overseeing all district musical and theatrical performances. He also directs and produces the annual Middle School Musical.

Chuck’s students have performed throughout the tri-state area, including performances at Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Flyers games. He also frequently music directs, conducts, and accompanies various youth musical theater productions in the area, including performances through Collingswood Youth Theatre, The Ritz Theatre Company, Teen Arts Guild, and Triple Threat Performing Arts. He has served as guest conductor of the choir for Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield, NJ and conducted the Central Jersey Intermediate Treble Chorus in March 2020. In January 2023 Chuck will conduct the South Jersey Junior High Chorus as part of the 65th Annual All-South Jersey Honor Choir Festival.

In the midst of the global pandemic, Chuck directed and produced the regional premiere of Dear Edwina: Online Edition: a virtual musical presented over Zoom where students could perform safely from their homes. He has continued his efforts toward advocating for student performance opportunities by creating virtual choir video performances with his middle school choirs. As the world heals, Chuck hopes to help rebuild the performing arts community with a particular focus on equity and accessibility.

As a vocalist, Chuck is an inaugural member of The Same Stream, a professional choir under the direction of James Jordan. As a student of Westminster Choir College, Chuck sang in the Westminster Williamson Voices and appears on the GRAMMY-nominated recording Annelies. He has sung under the baton of illustrious conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Dudamel, and Daniel Barenboim. He continues to regularly perform throughout the South Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.

Chuck holds degrees in conducting and music education from Westminster Choir College and Colorado State University.

Twitter: @MrHartung

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