Matthew Aubin

Music Director

Matthew Aubin is Artistic Director of The Chelsea Symphony and a consultant for the Golden Globe Award winning television series, Mozart in the Jungle. He has conducted and performed all across the United States and abroad. He is a passionate advocate for American music. Dr. Aubin has an extensive background in music education, and has served on the faculties of The Hartt School and Washington State University. Additionally, he has designed and conducted many programs for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Aubin has conducted scholarly research on the French composer Fernande Breilh-Decruck and has rediscovered and performed many of her unpublished manuscripts. In addition to his conducting career, Dr. Aubin continues to stay active as a freelance hornist.


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)