American conductor Jamie Reeves is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most promising conductors of his generation. Jamie was recently selected to compete in the 53rd International Competition for Young Conductors Besançon.
In May of 2011 Jamie completed a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music studying with David Effron and Arthur Fagen. During his studies at IU, Jamie led the IU orchestras in rehearsals and performances, and served as anassistant/cover conductor to faculty and guest conductors including David Effron, Arthur Fagen, Uriel Segal, Cliff Colnot, Lawrence Renes, and Scott Sandmeier. In the spring of 2009 he conducted a fully staged production of Stravinsky’s Mavra with students from the IU Opera Theatre. In the spring of 2011 Jamie conducted the Richmond Symphony (VA) in a conducting masterclass with JoAnn Falletta and Gustav Meier, and was subsequently awarded the Conductors Guild's Thelma A. Robinson Award. In November of 2012, Jamie conducted the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra (Katowice, Poland) as a participant in the IX Gregorz Fitelberg Competition for Young Conductors. In the spring of 2014 Jamie was selected to participate in a masterclass with Maestro Bernard Haitink as part of the 2014 Lucerne Festival Academy.
A native of Deatsville, Alabama, Jamie holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Performance from The University of Alabama studying trombone with Dan Drill and Jay Evans, and Conducting with John Ratledge. During his studies at UA Jamie performed frequently as a soloist including an appearance with the Alabama Wind Ensemble performing David Maslanka's Trombone Concerto. As an orchestral musician Jamie has performed with the Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and Tupelo Symphonies, and the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble.