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Jack Pott

Maxwell Merrick Belding & Sally Newell Belding Director of Music & Arts

Jack Pott is a highly respected soloist, voice teacher, clinician, and conductor throughout the northeast. He has been a featured tenor soloist with many ensembles in Connecticut, including the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, CONCORA, Voce, Inc., Hartford Chorale, Greater Middletown Chorale, The Concert Choir of Northeast Connecticut, Con Brio, and Cappella Cantorum. 

A lover of Bach, Jack has soloed in Bach’s Mass in B Minor, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Magnificat, various Cantatas, and as the Evangelist in the Christmas Oratorio. He has performed a variety of operatic roles with Connecticut Concert Opera, CONCORA, UConn Opera, and the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Music Series in Hartford. In April 2013, he sang the role of Dr. John K. Meneely in the world premiere of the dramatic oratorio, “Letter from Italy, 1944,” and was featured in a 2015 Emmy-winning documentary of the same. He reprised that role in May 2017 with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at Hartford’s Bushnell Performing Arts Center. Jack is featured on a recording of the music of Morten Lauridsen by the Hartford-based professional choir, Voce. 

Equally comfortable on the other side of the podium, Jack is currently the Assistant Music Director and Media Coordinator for the Hartford Chorale, a 120-voice symphonic choir. Previously, he served on faculty for Central Connecticut State University, The Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University (CCY), and the Hartt Community Division at the University of Hartford, where his was the founding director of the Hartt Community Division High School Chamber Choir. Prior to his appointment as the Director of Music & Arts at AHCC, now the Maxwell Merrick Belding & Sally Newell Belding Director of Music & Arts, Jack served as a soloist (1995-2016) and assistant to the Minister of Music and Arts (2001-2016) at AHCC. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from The University of Michigan, and also did graduate studies in choral conducting and voice performance at the University of Connecticut. Mr. Pott resides in South Windsor, CT, with his wife and two children.