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is an Associate Professor of Trombone at Miami University in Oxford,
has received the Bachelor of Arts, Performer's Certificate, and Artist
from Indiana University, and
a Master's Degree
from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Morales-Matos has wide-ranging experience as a trombonist, he have
with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Dayton
Lexington Philharmonic, the Casals Festival Orchestra, the Florida
Orchestra, and the New World Symphony in the United States, and with
Asturias, Granada and Galicia Symphony Orchestras in Spain. He has performed solos
orchestras, including the Puerto Rico Symphony (twice), Bangor
Orchestra of Southeast Texas, Guayaquil Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony
Clermont Philharmonic. Morales-Matos have extensive chamber music
performing with the Gabrieli Brass Quintet, Top Brass, Upbeat Brass and
concerts with members of the brass section of the New York Philharmonic
Cleveland Orchestra. He has premiered various concertos and other works
especially for him.
In the popular
genre he has performed with Grammy
Puente, Ray Charles, Eddie
Palmieri, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Ruben Blades, Jaime is director of
Caribe, a well know Salsa Band in Ohio.
He has taught
trombone as a faculty member the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, the
Conservatorio Superior de Asturias in Spain, and the Cincinnati
Music, and has been involved on the faculties of several summer
the US, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Also was an assistant instructor at
University. He is very active as a Master class Artist in the United
trombone teachers have included Keith Brown,
Tony Chipurn, M. Dee Stewart, and John Swallow and have studied
Joseph Alessi and Arnold Jacob.
As a conductor,
Morales-Matos has conducted
in the United States(Jacksonville Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Dayton
Philharmonic, Bangor Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony), Germany( Munich
Philharmonic), Spain( Galicia Symphony), Austria (Tokyo Symphony in
Bulgaria( Varna Philharmonic, National Radio Symphony, Sofia), Ecuador(
Symphony), Venezuela( Venezuela Symphony), as well as in his native
( Puerto Rico Symphony). During the 2003 he did his conducting debut at
prestigious Casals Festival (with
member of the New York Philharmonic), the concert was recorded and
was selected by the American Symphony Orchestra League as one of the
promising young conductors, and participated in the Bruno Walter
Preview held with the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida.
Morales-Matos was appointed Music Director of the Central Ohio Symphony
Orchestra in June 2002.With this orchestra he has enjoyed
great success in broad range of programming. In 2008 he became Music
of the Clermont Philharmonic.