Jason Altieri, D.M.A.
Conductor, University Orchestra
- Office: VSG 30C
- Phone: (775) 682-9017
Dr. Altieri is currently the Director of Orchestras at the University of Nevada and Assistant Conductor for the Reno Philharmonic where his duties include the music directorship of the youth orchestra program. In addition, he has been the Music Director of The New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra since 2003 and has led them on several tours throughout the United States. He is also the Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra located in Atlanta, Georgia. During his touring engagements, Dr. Altieri has conducted in most of the major performance venues in the United States. He has also performed in major halls in China, Japan and Taiwan including The People's Hall in Beijing, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and The National Theater in Taipei. Jason has also guest-conducted the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in Zlin, Czech Republic and the Karlsbad Symphony Orchestra in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. While pursuing his advanced degrees in conducting from Michigan State University, Jason had additional studies with Neeme Jarvi of the Detroit Symphony and Gustav Meier of the Peabody Conservatory.
In addition to his orchestral work, Jason is also an accomplished conductor of opera as well. He was engaged by London's Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company to lead them on three North American tours. He was also the Associate Music Director for the Ohio Light Opera Company in the summer of 2006 where he conducted six productions and over 40 performances during their 29th season. At Michigan State University he was the conductor for the Opera Theater program for three years and the Music Theater program for two years. In 2002 Dr. Altieri was chosen to study with Valery Vatchev of the National Bulgarian Opera, which led to guest conducting engagements of Verdi's La Traviata, Il Trovatore and Rigoletto in the Czech Republic. In addition, Jason has worked on the faculty at the Interlochen Center for the Arts as Music Director for The Music Theater program and for The Festival Orchestra.
Dr. Altieri currently resides in Reno, Nevada.