Jon Holden has been the principal pianist for the Young People’s Chorus since 1990. He has accompanied the ensemble in the world premieres of over 70 new works, many commissioned by the chorus for its Transient Glory and Radio Radiance series, as well as on recordings, radio and television appearances, and hundreds of concerts and competitions worldwide. In addition to his work with the YPC, Jon is the principal pianist for the NYU Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the University Glee Club of New York City, and currently plays in the orchestras of Disney's Mary Poppins and Evita on Broadway. An authority on the music of Paul Bowles, he has performed the composer’s music extensively and has undertaken revisions of his works. Jon received a Master’s Degree in Music from Yale University and a Ph.D. from New York University, where he is has been a faculty member since 1995.