The Conductors


Music Director and Principal Conductor,
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Haskell Endowed Chair 


One of the most respected conductors in the United States and internationally, Fabio Mechetti has continually led the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to great artistic heights since 1999. The 2012-13 season is Maestro Mechetti’s penultimate year with the Jacksonville Symphony, highlighted by a gala performance with Itzhak Perlman, Verdi’s grand opera Otello, Britten’s monumental War Requiem and much more. READ MORE >


Resident Conductor
Jim Van Vleck Endowed Chair 

MICHAEL BUTTERMANMaking his mark as a model for today's conductors, Michael Butterman is recognized for his commitment to creative artistry, innovative programming, and audience and community engagement. In addition to his relationship with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra since 2000, he is music director of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Butterman serves as principal conductor for education and outreach for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. This past season was highlighted by his debut with the renowned Cleveland Orchestra. READ MORE >


Principal Pops Conductor
Calvin and Ellen Hudson Charitable Trust Endowed Chair

2Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. His role as Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra principal pops conductor spans 17 seasons of great music and variety. He is also the principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – the first to hold such a title in Atlanta. READ MORE >


Music Director and Principal Conductor,
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra
Winston Family Endowed Chair

5Scott Gregg is in his 18th year with Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO). During his tenure the JSYO has grown from a 60-member group to one of the region’s most comprehensive music training programs, now in its 20th anniversary season. He also currently serves as artistic director of the First Coast Community Music School. For many seasons, he has also served as music director of the FSCJ Summer Musical Experience. READ MORE >


Director, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Tom Zimmerman Endowed Chair

6Hailed by the Washington Post for his “dazzling expertise,” Donald McCullough is considered one of America’s pre-eminent choral conductors. Mr. McCullough conducted the Master Chorale of Washington at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for more than a decade before becoming the new director of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus for the 2012-2013 season. READ MORE >