Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

The 2018/19 Kansas City Symphony season marks Jason Seber’s third year as the David T. Beals III Associate Conductor. He has built a strong rapport with the Kansas City community — conducting more than 70 concerts each season, in educational workshops at area schools, as a host of G. Kenneth and Ann Baum Concert Comments and through many other community events. Seber leads the Symphony in Classics Uncorked, Pops, Family, Film + Live Orchestra and education concerts, plus Christmas Festival, Symphony in the Flint Hills and a multitude of other programs. 

Prior to his Kansas City Symphony appointment, Seber served as education and outreach conductor of the Louisville Orchestra from 2013 to 2016, creating and leading many programs on the education, holiday, Family, Pops and Music Without Borders series. He was also music director of the Louisville Youth Orchestra for 11 seasons. Under his baton, the LYO Symphony Orchestra performed on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” in 2016. 

Previously, Seber served as assistant conductor of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra. Recently, he has had return engagements with the Colorado, Houston and Indianapolis symphonies and the Cleveland Pops, and he has appeared as a guest conductor for the Charleston, Mansfield, National and Windsor symphonies as well as the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. A passionate advocate of music education, Seber has conducted the Honors Performance Series Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. In 2020, he will conduct the Missouri All-State Orchestra. 

Seber has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Boyz II Men, Jinjoo Cho, Melissa Etheridge, Ben Folds, Brian Stokes Mitchell, My Morning Jacket, Aoife O’Donovan, Doc Severinsen, Conrad Tao, Bobby Watson and Joyce Yang. He earned his master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his bachelor’s degrees in violin performance and music education from Baldwin Wallace University.