Passionate Voices of the Upper Cape
Artistic Director John Yankee
A dynamic and versatile musician, John Yankee is artistic director of the Falmouth Chorale, music director of the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, choral director at Falmouth Academy, founding Artistic Director of the Cape Cod Children's Chorus. Since coming to the Cape in September 2007, he has been active in many other musical venues as a singer and performer on the hammered dulcimer and keyboards. In addition, he coaches ensembles, teaches privately and produces a variety of concerts, workshops and community sings.
Prior to settling in Falmouth, Mr. Yankee served as artistic director of the San Diego Choral Union and Children's Choir, and was founder and director of the Telluride Choral Society, the Children's Chorus of Telluride and Telluride Chamber Orchestra. From 1986-1992 he was a member of the Baltimore-based folk trio Cross Country. An active composer and arranger, he has a long affiliation with the Walden School for Young Composers. He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory (BM) and Yale School of Music (MM) and has also studied at the Eastman School and University of Pittsburgh.