Conductor’s Corner

Welcome Guest Conductor Jaime Morales-Matos

The Butler Philharmonic welcomes our first guest conductor of the 2019-2020 season, Jaime Morales-Matos. Maestro Morales is on loan to us from the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, where he has been serving as Music Director since 2002. He has served as Music Director or Guest Conductor for several orchestras, including the Cincinnati Philharmonic, Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, the Miami University Orchestra, and orchestras in Houston, Dayton, Columbus, New York, and in Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

Maestro Morales-Matos studied trombone and earned his Bachelor in Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. From there he continued his studies in Cincinnati and internationally in Vienna, Austria; Switzerland; and Munich, Germany. His conducting studies has allowed him to study with such greats as James Levine, David Zinman, Jorma Panula, and Leonard Bernstein, among others, in places like Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Aspen, and Michigan.

Maestro Morales-Matos is also an award-winning composer, having taken 1st Prize at both the Founders Award, National Society of Arts and Letter; and the National Music Club. He was a winner of the Concerto Competition at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music and the Indiana University School of Music.

Check out our interview with Jaime here!