The Conductors


Music Director Designate, 2014-15 season
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Haskell Endowed Chair


With clear artistic vision, subtle musicality, and innovative programming, Courtney Lewis has established himself as one of his generation’s most talented conductors. Recently appointed music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Lewis is also the assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Previous appointments have included associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 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 since 2000, he is music director of the Boulder Philharmonic and Shreveport Symphony, and principal conductor for education of the Rochester Philharmonic. He is also the new music director of the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, celebrating its inaugural season in 2014-15. 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 19 seasons of great music and variety. He is music director of the Philly Pops and principal pops conductor the Houston Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. READ MORE >


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

5Scott Gregg is in his 20th 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. 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. READ MORE >



Conductor Laureate
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra


One of the most respected conductors in the United States and internationally, Fabio Mechetti led the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to great artistic heights during his tenure as music director from 1999 to 2014. READ MORE >