AYPO is thrilled that Jaime Morales will be joining AYP for their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 pm at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center. Jaime Morales will be performing Rouse's Trombone Concerto with the orchestra. Please join us on June 5 and read Jaime's complete bio below.
Jaime Morales-Matos is an Associate Professor of Trombone at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has received the Bachelor of Arts, Performer's Certificate, and Artist Diploma from Indiana University, and a Master's Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Morales-Matos has wide-ranging experience as a trombonist, as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles, also performing solo recitals in Europe, Latin America and the United States. As an Orchestral player he have performed with the Cincinnati Symphonyand Pops Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic, the Casals Festival Orchestra, the Florida Music Festival Orchestra, and the New World Symphony in the United States, and with the Asturias, Granada and Galicia Symphony Orchestras in Spain. He has performed solos with several orchestras, including the Puerto Rico Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Symphony Orchestra of Southeast Texas, Guayaquil Symphony, Galicia symphony, Central Ohio Symphony and Clermont Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Indiana University, Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, Miami University and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. Morales-Matos have extensive chamber music experience, performing with the Gabrieli Brass Quintet, Top Brass, Upbeat Brass and concerts with members of the brass section of the New York Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra. He has premiered various concertos and other works written especially for him.
In the popular genre, he has performed with Grammy artist: Tito Puente, Ray Charles, Eddie Palmieri, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Ruben Blades among others. Jaime is director of Son del Caribe, a well know Salsa Band in Ohio.
He has taught trombone as a faculty member the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, the Conservatorio Superior de Asturias in Spain, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Prep Department, as an assistant instructor at Indiana University and has been involved on the faculties of several summer festivals in the US, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Spain. He is very active as a Master Class Artist in the United States and Latin America.
His principal trombone teachers have included Keith Brown, Tony Chipurn, M. Dee Stewart, and John Swallow and have studied privately with Joseph Alessi and Arnold Jacob.
As a conductor, Morales-Matos has conducted in the United States(Houston Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Bangor Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony, Clermont Philharmonic), Germany( Munich Philharmonic), Spain( Galicia Symphony), Austria (Tokyo Symphony in Tour), Bulgaria
(Varna Philharmonic, National Radio Symphony, Sofia), Ecuador (National Symphony in Quito, Guayaquil Symphony), Venezuela (Venezuela Symphony), Dominican Republic (National Symphony) as well as in his native Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Symphony). During the 2003 he did his conducting debut at the prestigious Casals Festival (with member of the New York Philharmonic), the concert was recorded and broadcast in public television. In 2007, he was selected by the American Symphony Orchestra League as one of the most promising young conductors, and participated in the Bruno Walter Conductor Preview held with the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida.
Jaime Morales-Matos was appointed Music Director of the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in June 2002.With the orchestra he has enjoyed great success in broad range of programming. In 2008, he became Music Director of the Clermont Philharmonic.