"Conductor Jeffrey Pollock does a fantastic job of engaging the audience by adding humour and educational elements to the experience. BRAVO!"
Jeffrey Pollock is an amazing conductor and does an excellent job keeping the audience engaged. Love the classical music pieces he chooses. I always look forward to the next concert.
He is breaking-down the barriers for those who are symphonic-reluctant.
"Jeffrey Pollock is the reason why i attend because he brings an authentic experience for the audience."
From comments and suggestions, Sinfonia Ancaster Audience Survey - Friday, May 12, 2023
jeffrey pollock biography
Jeffrey Pollock is known for his musical versatility, his innovative concert programming, and for his ability to make connections with audiences. Chosen by the League of American Orchestras as a featured conductor for their prestigious National Conductor Preview, he has performed with orchestras across North America including the Detroit, Houston, Nashville, Cleveland Chamber and Charlotte Symphonies in the US and the Windsor Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Niagara Symphony and the Hamilton Philharmonic in Canada. After taking a short break from conducting to raise his twin children, Jeffrey Pollock has returned to the podium as the Music Director of Sinfonia Ancaster.
A sensitive accompanist, he has performed with virtuoso artists such as Zuill Bailey, Conrad Tao, Angela Cheng and Jennifer Frautschi. While Associate Conductor with the Fort Worth Symphony and Resident Conductor of the Toledo Symphony, he worked with a wide variety of international performers, including Roberta Flack, Wynnona Judd, Randy Newman, Pink Martini, Nanci Griffith, Arturo Sandoval and Natalie MacMaster.
For the opera stage, he has conducted productions of The Barber of Seville, Cavalleria Rusticana and The Turn of the Screw and has worked as chorus master and accompanist for a number of regional opera companies in the mid-Atlantic. When not on the concert stage, Jeff can be found mixing vintage cocktails, teaching, or exploring new hiking trails.
work experience & education
Sinfonia Ancaster, 2021 - present
Toledo Symphony, 4 years
Fort Worth Symphony, 2 years
North Carolina Symphony, 3 years
York Symphony (Canada)
Master of Music, Conducting
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Music and English