Our Music Director
Our Music Director, Matthew Jones completed his first season with us in May and the resounding success from his hard work is best summarised by the fact that seat sales hit an all time high.
As well as a vibrant and enthusiastic conductor, Matthew is a cellist and recorder player, and was the Music Director of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra for 15 years. He also founded the Timmins Symphony Chorus.
He has recently acted as guest conductor with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Mississauga Symphony, Georgian Bay Symphony, Sault Saint Marie Symphony and the North Bay Symphony.
As well as conducting, Matthew's passion is also teaching students cello, recorder and theory, from beginner through to advanced. Recently he was in a faculty position with Geoffrey James Lee School of Music. He is also a board member of Orchestra's Canada, the national voice of the Canadian orchestral community.
"I am very excited and thrilled to be joining the EPO and its talented musicians," he says, "and look forward immensely to the journey ahead as its Music Director."