Rachel Hagemeier Manager of Education & Community Engagement
Rachel Hagemeier joined the Canton Symphony Orchestra in 2019 as the Manager of Education and Community Engagement. She also serves as a co-host of the podcast Orchestrating Change and runs the Orchestrating Change Leadership Program. In 2019, Rachel was a member of the Essentials of Orchestra Management program through the League of American Orchestras where she studied with industry professionals for two weeks in Los Angeles, California. In Canton, she serves as an advisory board member for Artful Living and Learning and is a member of the board of directors for Lighthouse Ministries. Rachel is a graduate of Leadership Stark County’s 2019 Spotlight Program for young professionals and the 2020-2021 Signature Program, a 10-month training in leadership and community awareness. Rachel graduated from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music with degrees in Bassoon Performance and Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. Growing up in Edmond, Oklahoma, she began studying the bassoon at the age of 11 under Dr. Lori Wooden. In college, she studied bassoon under Cleveland Orchestra members Jonathan Sherwin and Phil Austin. Rachel is a member of OMEA (Ohio Music Educators Association) and NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and runs a bassoon studio out of her home.
Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz Associate Conductor
Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Brown University and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from Mannes College of Music as a student of David Hayes. While at Mannes, he was a Julius Rudel Conducting Fellow with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, where he received mentorship from Music Director JoAnn Falletta, served as assistant conductor for six subscription concerts, and was featured as a guest conductor at an educational concert. He also served as Assistant Conductor of the Mannes Opera, where he worked under Glimmerglass Opera Music Director Joseph Colaneri. Matthew is a native of Cincinnati, where he attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts before graduating from Walnut Hills High School. He swam competitively for the Cincinnati Aquatic Club, and continues to train and compete through U.S. Masters Swimming. He is also an avid skier, hiker, and devoted baseball and football fan.
Orchestrating Change is a podcast by Canton Symphony Orchestra.
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