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With clear artistic vision, subtle musicality and innovative programming, Courtney Lewis has established himself as one of his generation’s most talented conductors. The 2021/22 season marks his seventh as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony.

Courtney Lewis

With clear artistic vision, subtle musicality and innovative programming, Courtney Lewis has established himself as one of his generation’s most talented conductors. The 2021/22 season marks his seventh as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony.

Nathan Aspinall

Recent performances led by Nathan Aspinall have included Handel’s Messiah, Prokofiev’s Cinderella and a special event concert with organist Cameron Carpenter. Formerly, he held the position of Young Conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra where he assisted Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch and visiting guest conductors and conducted concerts for the education series. Nathan studied French Horn and Conducting at the University of Queensland and upon graduation was awarded the Hugh Brandon Prize. In 2012 Nathan attended the Aspen Music Festival studying with Robert Spano and Hugh Wolff. He was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize, inviting him to return to Aspen in 2013. 

Gonzalo Farias

An engaging orchestral conductor, award-winning pianist and passionate educator, Gonzalo Farias, has been recently appointed as the Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Under the guidance of Courtney Lewis and the Jacksonville Symphony team, Gonzalo’s ambition is to establish music-making as a way of rethinking our place in society by cultivating respect, trust, and cooperation among all people in our community.

John Wieland

John Wieland, principal bass for the Jacksonville Symphony, also serves as Assistant Conductor for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. Prior to joining the Jacksonville Symphony, Wieland was principal bass of the Virginia and Oklahoma Symphonies, as well as the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City and the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder Colorado.

Rose Francis-Wisniewski

Rose Francis was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Brevard County, Florida where she began her violin studies from a young age. She holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of North Florida, where she studied violin under Dr. Simon Shiao, and a Master of Music Performance in Conducting under the direction of Dr. Gordon Brock.

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Helen Morin earned a Master of Music in Violin Performance with Lucia Lin at Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin from Trinity College of Music, London, where she studied with John Crawford. Prior to her studies in the United States, Ms. Morin performed in Europe with the Britten Peers Orchestra, the Fine Arts Sinfonia of London, and as Concertmaster of the Trinity Sinfonia.

David Song

A native of Jeon-Ju, South Korea, violinist David Hwan-Min Song began studying the violin at the age of 10. He received his training at the Jeonju Fine Arts Middle School under Seung-Gu Baek before immigrating to the United States in 2002. Since then, he has performed extensively as an orchestral, chamber, and solo violinist.

Helen Morin

Helen Morin earned a Master of Music in Violin Performance with Lucia Lin at Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin from Trinity College of Music, London, where she studied with John Crawford. Prior to her studies in the United States, Ms. Morin performed in Europe with the Britten Peers Orchestra, the Fine Arts Sinfonia of London, and as Concertmaster of the Trinity Sinfonia.

Daniel Wiley

Most recently the Associate Conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO), Daniel Wiley conducted over 65 concerts a season and led the organization’s three community ensembles (WSJYO, WSYO, and WSCO). Wiley was instrumental in expanding the WSO’s educational footprint by creating a Digital Education Concert Series, which includes 10 hours of interactive music curriculum for schools.