BW Grad Named New Assistant Conductor

Alumnus Jason Seber lands symphony leadership role following intense audition process.

Conservatory Grad Named Kansas City Conductor

February 11, 2016

BW Grad Named New Assistant ConductorAfter a rigorous, competitive interview, Baldwin Wallace music education and violin performance graduate Jason Seber was hired as the assistant conductor of the Kansas City Symphony for the 2016-2017 season. 

Seber was one of four hand-selected candidates for the job and went through two days worth of auditions.

In an interview with The Kansas City Star, Seber said, “I’ve been through several auditions and I actually thought this was the most thorough audition process and also the most unique, in that we were encouraged to rehearse the orchestra through the repertoire we were assigned. We actually got to develop a relationship with the orchestra."

Engaging Children and Families

Seber has spent three years with the Louisville Orchestra as an education and outreach conductor and eleven years conducting the Louisville Youth Orchestra as music director. 

Seber told The Pitch, "One of the great things with this [Kansas City] job is that I’ll still have a role in young people’s concerts and the family series. I'll still get to work with kids and engage kids a lot, so I’m excited for that."

He is expected to begin in June, where he will conduct a variety of concerts for the Kansas City Symphony.