Jherrard Hardeman

An eloquent communicator known for his thoughtful and revelatory interpretations, American conductor Jherrard Hardeman is a rising star in the symphonic and chamber music stages. Most recently Music Director and Conductor of the Detroit Chamber Orchestra and Interim/Guest Conductor of the Community Music Center of Boston Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Hardeman continues to work as a guest conductor for all ensembles in the Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Dearborn Youth Symphony programs. He joined Chicago Sinfonietta as a Project Inclusion Freeman Conducting Fellow in fall 2021. 

Amongst the orchestras with which Mr. Hardeman has appeared are: the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Grosse Pointe Symphony, the Juilliard Lab Orchestra, the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, and the Michigan State University Chamber Orchestra. 

A champion of new music, Mr, Hardeman has conducted works by John Adams, Valerie Coleman, Missy Mazzoli, Chad “Sir Wick” Hughes, James Cohn, Jessie Montgomery, Rick Robinson, Zhou Tian, Cynthia Van Maanen, John Corigliano, and many more. 

An innate leader, Hardeman has also formed and/or conducted orchestras at such prestigious institutions such as: The New England Conservatory of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, AVANTI! Summer MusicFest, and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.He has also served as orchestral adjudicator at the inaugural National Heritage Academies East Regional Music Festival. 

Mr. Hardeman currently resides in New York, where he studies Orchestral Conducting at The Juilliard School under internationally renowned conductor David Robertson.