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David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

Jason Seber

Jason Seber is celebrating his sixth year with the Kansas City Symphony, beginning as Assistant Conductor in the 2016-17 season, and as Associate Conductor starting in the 2017-18 season.  In this position he has built a strong rapport with the Kansas City community, leading the Symphony in over 300 concerts on the Classics Uncorked, Pops, Family, Film + Live Orchestra, Young People’s Concerts, KinderKonzerts, and Link Up series, as well as Christmas Festival, Symphony in the Flint Hills, and many other programs.  In October 2019, he made his debut on the Classical Series and recently led another Classical Series program in the spring of 2021.  He also serves as a co-host for the Symphony’s podcast, “Beethoven Walks into a Bar.”

Prior to his appointment with the Kansas City Symphony, Seber served as Education and Outreach Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra from 2013 to 2016 and Music Director of the Louisville Youth Orchestra from 2005 to 2016.  He has also served as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra. Seber has guest conducted many leading North American orchestras, including the Charleston Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and the Windsor Symphony. Upcoming engagements include the Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony.

A passionate advocate of music education, Seber recently led programs with the National Repertory Orchestra at concerts in Breckenridge and as part of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.  He returns to conduct the NRO in July 2022.  He has led the Honors Performance Series Orchestra in performances at Carnegie Hall (2018 and 2022), Royal Festival Hall in London (2019), and the Sydney Opera House (2017).  In November 2019 he led the APAC Honors Festival Orchestra in Seoul, Korea.  He has served as the All-State Orchestra conductor for Missouri and Georgia, and will be the conductor for the Pennsylvania and Kansas All-State Orchestras in 2022 and 2024, respectively.

Seber has performed with classical artists Jinjoo Cho, Paul Jacobs, Conrad Tao, and Joyce Yang, and a diverse range of pops artists including Patti Austin, Andrew Bird, Boyz II Men, Melissa Etheridge, Ben Folds, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Lyle Lovett, Brian Stokes Mitchell, My Morning Jacket, Leslie Odom, Jr., Aoife O’Donovan, Pink Martini, Doc Severinsen, Bobby Watson, and Wynonna.  He earned his master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his bachelor’s degrees in violin performance and music education from Baldwin Wallace University.

 

Updated on March 18, 2022


Jason Seber

Jason Seber is celebrating his sixth year with the Kansas City Symphony, beginning as Assistant Conductor in the 2016-17 season, and as Associate Conductor starting in the 2017-18 season.  In this position he has built a strong rapport with the Kansas City community, leading the Symphony in over 300 concerts on the Classics Uncorked, Pops, Family, Film + Live Orchestra, Young People’s Concerts, KinderKonzerts, and Link Up series, as well as Christmas Festival, Symphony in the Flint Hills, and many other programs.  In October 2019, he made his debut on the Classical Series and recently led another Classical Series program in the spring of 2021.  He also serves as a co-host for the Symphony’s podcast, “Beethoven Walks into a Bar.”

Prior to his appointment with the Kansas City Symphony, Seber served as Education and Outreach Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra from 2013 to 2016 and Music Director of the Louisville Youth Orchestra from 2005 to 2016.  He has also served as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra. Seber has guest conducted many leading North American orchestras, including the Charleston Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and the Windsor Symphony. Upcoming engagements include the Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony.

A passionate advocate of music education, Seber recently led programs with the National Repertory Orchestra at concerts in Breckenridge and as part of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.  He returns to conduct the NRO in July 2022.  He has led the Honors Performance Series Orchestra in performances at Carnegie Hall (2018 and 2022), Royal Festival Hall in London (2019), and the Sydney Opera House (2017).  In November 2019 he led the APAC Honors Festival Orchestra in Seoul, Korea.  He has served as the All-State Orchestra conductor for Missouri and Georgia, and will be the conductor for the Pennsylvania and Kansas All-State Orchestras in 2022 and 2024, respectively.

Seber has performed with classical artists Jinjoo Cho, Paul Jacobs, Conrad Tao, and Joyce Yang, and a diverse range of pops artists including Patti Austin, Andrew Bird, Boyz II Men, Melissa Etheridge, Ben Folds, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Lyle Lovett, Brian Stokes Mitchell, My Morning Jacket, Leslie Odom, Jr., Aoife O’Donovan, Pink Martini, Doc Severinsen, Bobby Watson, and Wynonna.  He earned his master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his bachelor’s degrees in violin performance and music education from Baldwin Wallace University.

 

Updated on March 18, 2022