Praised by the Herald Times for his "razor sharp and charismatic performances,” conductor Jamie Reeves is a versatile artist committed to presenting a broad repertoire of symphonic works, while cultivating a larger, more diverse audience of classical music lovers.
Based in Baltimore, MD Jamie is a guest conductor with orchestras in the mid-Atlantic region. In 2018, Jamie conducted the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra in their summer community pops concert. Jamie is also a frequent guest with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, an orchestra made up of professional and community musicians, where he has returned on multiple occasions since first conducting the ensemble in June of 2018. In recent years, Jamie has also been a frequent participant in international conducting masterclasses and competitions where he has conducted orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne, Filharmonia Śląska, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, L'Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, and the Richmond Symphony. As an enthusiastic advocate for New Music, Jamie is a frequent collaborator with composers of our time, conducting premier performances of Camila Agosto, Maxime Daignault, Patrick Thompson, and Hangrui Zhang in the 2018-2019 season. Jamie has been recognized through numerous awards and scholarships, including the Thelma A. Robinson Award given by the Conductors Guild and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Strongly committed to inspiring the next generation of orchestral musicians, Jamie has been a guest clinician for youth orchestras throughout the United States, including the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Frederick High School All-County Orchestra, the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, and the Tuscaloosa Youth Symphony.
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Jamie started his formal training at The University of Alabama, earning his Bachelor of Music degree in 2009. During this time, Jamie performed with many orchestras in the region including the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Tuscaloosa, Tupelo, and Huntsville Symphony Orchestras. Jamie continued his studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, earning his Master of Music degree in 2011. Jamie studied conducting primarily with Marin Alsop, David Effron, Arthur Fagen, John Ratledge, and Joseph Young, and in masterclasses with JoAnn Falletta, Bernard Haitink, Cristain Măcelaru, and Markus Stenz. Currently, Jamie is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.