Isaiah Jackson

Professor

Career Highlights

  • B.A., Harvard University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • M.S., D.M.A., the Juilliard School
  • Studies at Fontainebleau, Aspen, and Tanglewood
  • President of Rhythm, Rhyme, Results, an educational rap music company
  • CEO and creative director of Belvedere Productions, a music production company specializing in educational materials
  • Conductor emeritus of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
  • Musician in residence at the Memorial Church, Harvard University
  • Guest conductor with the New York Philharmonic; the Cleveland Orchestra; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the National Symphony (Washington, D.C.); the symphonies of San Francisco, Toronto, Houston, and Dallas; and the Boston Pops
  • Conducted on six continents, with titled positions on four, including music directorships in Boston and London
  • First American to hold a major post at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he was appointed principal conductor and, later, music director of the Royal Ballet; conducted before members of Britain's royal family on several occasions, including the 90th birthday gala for Royal Ballet founder Dame Ninette de Valois
  • Recordings include Gospel at the Symphony with the Louisville Orchestra (Koch); Music of Nigel Butterley with the Melbourne Symphony (ABC Classics); Music of William Grant Still with the Berlin Symphony (Koch); My First Concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO); New Year's Eve Concert with the Berlin Symphony (Sony); Piano Quintets of Schumann & Dohnányi with Earl Wild and the American String Orchestra (Ivory Classics); Romeo and Juliet with Vyskvorkina, Dutton, Kaasch, and the Prague Radio Symphony (Prague Autumn International Music Festival); and Twentieth-Century Harp Concertos with Ann Pilot and the Eng lish Chamber Orchestra (Koch)
  • Publications include "As We Forgive Those," Boston Athenæum Occasional Papers, 2003; "Does Cape Town Need a Professional Symphony Orchestra?" Keeping Score, 1999; "Towards a Vision of Mutual Responsiveness: Remythologizing the Symphony Orchestra" (with Dr. Marilyn Fischer), Harmony, 1997; "Music: Its Place in Human Development," Concannon Oration, 1995; "Augustine, Music and Human Goodness: A Commentary," University of Dayton Review, 1994