Colombian conductor Andrés Felipe Jaime has been recently appointed Director of Orchestra at the University of Northern Colorado, where he is Music Director and Conductor of the UNC Symphony Orchestra, and orchestral conducting faculty.
Highlights from the recent season of the UNC Symphony Orchestra include Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with the UNC Dance Program, Puccini's full staged production of Suor Angelica with the UNC Opera Theater, and an invitation as an honor performing ensemble at the Colorado Music Education Association CMEA Conference 2024.
Before coming to Colorado, Andrés Felipe Jaime worked for three seasons as Assistant Music Director of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, and as Music Director of the Conservatory Orchestra at the National University of Colombia. Recent engagements include concerts with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra in Colorado, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia.
Andrés has worked with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic, TCU Symphony Orchestra, Frost Symphony Orchestra, Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Alhambra Symphony Orchestra, and the Broward Symphony in the United States; as well as the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Antioquia, EAFIT Symphony Orchestra, Cali Philharmonic Orchestra, and Filarmónica Joven de Colombia, among others, in Colombia.
For three consecutive seasons, from 2015 to 2018, Andrés worked as Music Director and Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Antioquia in Medellín, with a symphonic season of more than ten different programs per year with a wide repertoire including world premieres, works for choir and orchestra, large symphonic works by Bruckner, Mahler, and Stravisnky, among others; special projects in genres such as rock, tango, sound tracks, Colombian music, and pop music; and side-by-side concerts in partnership with professional ensembles of the city of Medellín.
From 2011 to 2014, Andrés was the Associate Conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra in Miami, where he led important symphonic, chamber, operatic, and recording projects including several world premieres, a fully-staged production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” opera, and a performance with members of The Cleveland Orchestra.
From 2008 to 2010, while he was pursuing a Master of Music degree in Conducting with Maestros Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Germán Gutiérrez, Andrés served as Assistant Conductor to the TCU Symphony Orchestra. During this time he was also appointed Conducting Fellow of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. During the three consecutive seasons he held this position Andrés appeared several times in the summer festival “Concerts in the Garden”, the educational series “Adventures in Music”, and the annual show “Home for the Holidays”. Andrés has also participated in conducting Masterclasses with Baldur Brönnimann and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia; and Giancarlo Guerrero, in partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra Miami.
In 2009 Andrés was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Sinfonietta of Fort Worth, in Texas. With this project he achieved the integration of professional musicians, music students, and amateurs from all the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
A great advocate of the symphonic movement of Latin America, Andrés Felipe Jaime has worked for years as researcher and performer, building a wide repertoire of various generations of composers, including world premiere performances and commissions. He is the author of "Orchestral Music of Latin America: A Catalog for Performers"; and co-autor of “Latin Orchestral Music: an online catalogue”, together with renowned Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Andrés worked for many years as Publishing Manager of FILARMONIKA Music Publishing, a company with a mission to discover, preserve, and disseminate the musical legacy of the Americas.
Born in Medellín, Colombia, Andrés graduated as a cellist from the Universidad EAFIT, holds a Master of Music degree in Cello and Conducing from the Texas Christian University, and also completed a Doctor of Musical Arts program in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Miami, as a student of Thomas Sleeper.
“[Andres Jaime] drew a remarkable performance from the youthful musicians. He elicited colorful, rhythmically incisive playing from all sections...” “Jaime drew lustrous playing from the strings and a snappy, well-coordinated effort from the full ensemble...”
-Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review. Miami, Florida (USA)