Jeffrey Pollock is known for the musicality of his performances, his innovative concert programming, and for his ability to make connections with audiences. He has previously had staff conducting positions with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Toledo Symphony. As a guest conductor, Mr. Pollock has worked with orchestras across North America including the Detroit, Houston, Nashville, Charlotte, Lansing, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo and Niagara Symphony orchestras.
Equally at home in the world of opera, he has worked for the Baltimore Opera Company, Opera Delaware and has led productions of The Barber of Seville, The Turn of the Screw, and Cavalleria Rusticana. In 2001, he was chosen by the League of American Orchestras to be featured in their prestigious National Conductor Preview. He holds a master’s degree from in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and has studied conducting with Gustav Meier, Kenneth Kiesler and Frederik Prausnitz. His first conducting experiences took place in San Francisco with the Amphion Ensemble, a chamber orchestra of which he was both founder and music director.
When not on the concert stage, he can be found cooking Turkish food, mixing vintage cocktails or taking his children to their violin lessons.