Diploma in Conducting, Vienna Meisterkurs, Austria
MM Performance (trombone), UC College-Conservatory of Music
BM Performance; Artist Diploma (trombone), Indiana University
Jaime Morales-Matos 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. His DMA in performance and conducting from CCM is in progress.
Mr. Morales-Matos has wide-ranging experience as a trombonist, he have performed with the Cincinnati Symphony 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 (twice), Bangor Symphony, Symphony Orchestra of Southeast Texas, Guayaquil Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony and Clermont Philharmonic. 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.
He has taught trombone as a faculty member the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, the Conservatorio Superior de Asturias in Spain, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and has been involved on the faculties of several summer festivals in the US, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Also was an assistant instructor at Indiana University. 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. He has also studied privately with Joseph Alessi and Arnold Jacobs.
As a conductor, Morales-Matos has conducted in the United States (Jacksonville Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Bangor Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony), Germany (Munich Philharmonic), Spain (Galicia Symphony), Austria (Tokyo Symphony in Tour), Bulgaria (Varna Philharmonic, National Radio Symphony, Sofia), Ecuador (Guayaquil Symphony), Venezuela (Venezuela Symphony), as well as in his native Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Symphony). During the 2003 he made 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. He was appointed Music Director of the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in June 2002. With this orchestra he has enjoyed great success in broad range of programming. In 2008 he became Music Director of the Clermont Philharmonic.