Matthew Aubin

Music Director

A passionate advocate for American and contemporary music, Dr. Matthew Aubin has conducted and performed internationally from Carnegie Hall to the Musikverein and many stops in between. Currently in his second season as Music Director of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Aubin also serves as Artistic Director for The Chelsea Symphony in New York City. In this role he has significantly expanded the symphony’s prestige and recognition through highly visible projects such as collaborations with the Golden Globe award-winning television series Mozart in the Jungle and the Natural History Museum in New York City. Dr. Aubin has played a principal role in the initiation and development of The Chelsea Symphony’s annual competition for emerging New York area composers with high profile adjudicators such as Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony and music director of the All-Star Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz. Dr. Aubin has led TCS in their Lincoln Center Debut and conducted the New York City premieres of works by Mark O’Connor, Fazil Say and Caroline Shaw, among others. As a consultant for the Amazon Prime series Mozart in the Jungle created by Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman, Dr. Aubin was the off-camera conductor for an episode filmed on Rikers Island. As a result, Dr. Aubin designed and conducted a series of outreach concerts for inmates on Rikers Island through a continued relationship with the institution.

Dr. Aubin is the foremost scholar on the French composer Fernande Breilh-Decruck. He has earned multiple research grants to study her significant life and work. A champion of the critical role of women in composition, Dr. Aubin is working to promote Decruck’s newly discovered lost music. He has edited and created critical editions of her work, which are now in the process of publication, and has organized performances of Decruck’s music in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Aubin continues to be active as a freelance horn player, and regularly performs across the country. A devoted music educator, Dr. Aubin’s past associations include Assistant Professor of Music at Washington State University, Adjunct faculty at The Hartt School and Educational Programs Conductor for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.


Stephen Osmond

Conductor Laureate

Stephen Osmond, a Yale University Graduate, has been an important figure in Michigan’s musical world for more than two decades and is the JSO’s first music director to make Jackson his home. His professorship at the University of Michigan led to performances in New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall. He has appeared as guest conductor with many orchestras in Michigan as well as orchestras in California, Utah, New York, Connecticut, Ohio and Illinois. The Jackson Symphony Orchestra and its audience have grown steadily as a result of Maestro Osmond’s dynamic leadership and imaginative programming. An advocate of music of our time, the all 20th Century season recently presented by the JSO captured the attention and admiration of musicians and arts advocates nationally.

Past Conductors

Jerry Bilik (1975-1978)
Herbert Butler (1972-1975)
Theo Alcantara (1968-1972)
Richard Massman (1962-1963)
Romeo Tata (1961-1962)
Gustave Rosseels (1960-1961)
George C. Wilson (1957-1960 & 1963-1968)
Emil Raab (1954-1957)
Pedro Paz (1950-1955)