Jens Hurty joined the St. Charles Singers in 2015. Originally from the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, Mr. Hurty is now a resident of Yorkville where he works as the assistant choir director at Yorkville High School teaching chorus, piano, and guitar. He is thrilled to be pursuing his passion for choral music and working with high school students every day to help them along their own musical journeys.
Jens graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Music Education and Vocal Performance. While at Augustana he performed with The Augustana Choir at the Illinois ACDA state conference, and the ACDA Central Division convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, and internationally in Sweden, Germany, and Denmark.
In his free time Jens likes to travel, spend time with family and friends, and see as many choir concerts as possible. He has also recently started, “falling with style”—or as most people would say, skiing.