Matthew Reese - Ensemble Training Program - Senior Ensemble

Faculty - Peabody Institute, The Johns Hopkins University.

Matthew F. Reese is an American conductor, cellist, and tenor, active on both sides of the Atlantic. Most recently, he was music director of the English chamber orchestra, Consortium Novum. A recipient of Oxford’s conducting prize, Matthew has held the Music Directorships of the Oxford University Philharmonia (2016–2017), and the Oxford University Wind Orchestra (2015–2017).


In 2016, he was named the University’s inaugural Conducting Scholar, assistant-conducting the St. Anne’s Camerata. Matthew has studied conducting under the Celibidache student, Angel Gil-Ordóñez (PostClassical), Paul Spicer (Finzi Singers), Akiko Fujimoto (Minnesota Orchestra), and with the Haydn scholar, James Armstrong (William & Mary), to name a few. Matthew holds degrees from the College of William & Mary and the University of Oxford. He is currently a visiting lecturer in musicology at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, an assistant conductor for the Annapolis Symphony Youth Orchestra and Georgetown University, as well as cover conductor for the National Orchestral Institute. You can read more about him at

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