Cellist, recorder player, and conductor Matthew Jones graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University where he studied Cello performance. His conducting studies include the Conductor’s Institute at The Hartt School, University of Connecticut, and the 2005 Oregon Bach Festival under the guidance of Helmuth Rilling.
Matthew Jones was the Music Director of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra for 15 years beginning in December 2000 and founded the Timmins Symphony Chorus in 2004.
Matthew delighted in performing for the Timmins Symphony Chamber Series as their cellist since 2003 and as a soloist on recorder on several symphony programs across the province. Matthew is particularly proud of his CD, Just Pipes in partnership with organist Jan Overduin.
Matthew has enjoyed recent concerts as guest conductor with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Bay Symphony, Sault Saint Marie Symphony, and the North Bay Symphony.
Matthew is passionate about teaching. He most recently enjoyed a faculty position with the Geoffrey James Lee School of Music, teaching cello, recorder and theory to beginner students through to advanced. Many students that started with Matthew have gone on to university and professional careers.
Matthew is honored to serve as a board member for Orchestra’s Canada, Canada’s national voice of the Canadian orchestral community. It has been Matthew’s great pleasure to serve all Canadian Orchestras by advocating for the continued support of symphonic music at the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government.