John Finney has been recognized as a leading figure in the Boston early music scene. He is the Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Boston College, where he serves as Director of the University Chorale and Conductor of the Boston College Symphony Orchestra. Associate Conductor and Chorusmaster of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society for 27 years, he is the conductor of the Heritage Chorale in Framingham and Director of Music at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church. He has served on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory and taught for six years at the Academy for Early Music in Bressanone, Italy. Mr. Finney holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and The Boston Conservatory, and has concertized throughout the United States and Europe as organist and harpsichordist.