Meet the Conductor

In the fall of 2022, Jamie Reeves begins his inaugural season as Music Director and Conductor of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. This appointment follows guest appearances with the MSO in the 2020-2021 season and a season as Interim Conductor in 2021-2022. A Montgomery native, Jamie leads the MSO in a series of four classical concerts, three pops concerts including Jurassic Park in Concert and the annual Joyce Caddell Holiday Pops joined by the Montgomery Chorale, and an education concert for Montgomery area students, “Link Up: The Orchestra Sings,” a national collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weil Music Institute.

In recent seasons, Jamie appeared in conducting masterclasses and competitions where he has conducted orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne, Filharmonia Śląska, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, and the Richmond Symphony. Jamie is the recipient of the Peabody Career Development Grant from Johns Hopkins University and the Thelma A. Robinson Award given by the International Conductors Guild and the National Federation of Music Clubs. As a steadfast advocate for music education, Jamie is a frequent guest clinician for youth orchestras throughout the United States including the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestras, Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra, and the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic. This past January, Jamie conducted the first All-Region honor orchestra presented by the Alabama Orchestra Association. In May, Jamie concluded a two-year appointment as Director of Orchestral Studies at The University of Alabama, where he conducted the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, and in March of 2022 conducted Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin with the University of Alabama Opera Theater.

Jamie studied conducting at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory. His primary conducting teachers were Marin Alsop, David Effron, Arthur Fagen, John Ratledge, and Joseph Young.