Jaime Morales-Matos is an Associate Professor of Trombone at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has received the Bachelor of Arts, Performer’s Certificate, and Artist Diploma from Indiana University, and a Master’s Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Morales-Matos has wide-ranging experience as a trombonist, as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles, also performing solo recitals in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. As an Orchestral player, he has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic, the Casals Festival Orchestra, the Florida Music Festival Orchestra, and the New World Symphony in the United States, and with the Asturias, Granada and Galicia Symphony Orchestras in Spain. He has performed solos with several orchestras, including the Puerto Rico Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Symphony Orchestra of Southeast Texas, Guayaquil Symphony, Galicia symphony, National Symphony of the Dominican Republic,Central Ohio Symphony, American Youth Philharmonic, Clermont Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Indiana University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Miami University and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. Morales-Matos have extensive chamber music experience, performing with the Gabrieli Brass Quintet, Top Brass, Upbeat Brass and concerts with members of the brass section of the New York Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra. He has premiered various concertos and other works written especially for him.
He has taught trombone as a faculty member the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, the Conservatorio Superior de Asturias in Spain, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Prep Department, as an assistant instructor at Indiana University and has been involved on the faculties of several summer festivals in the US, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Spain. He is very active as a Master Class Artist in the United States and Latin America.
His principal trombone teachers have included Keith Brown, Tony Chipurn, M. Dee Stewart, and John Swallow and have studied privately with Joseph Alessi and Arnold Jacob.