Our Interim Music DirectorJamin Morden conducting

Jamin Morden serves as the Interim Music Director of WMGSO and is one of the ensemble’s standout arrangers. Inspired by music from Undertale, he crafted a symphonic Undertale suite that debuted in April 2017. Jamin attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate degree, dual majoring in French Horn Performance and Music Education. He completed a master’s degree in French Horn Performance at Yale University before moving to Maryland to teach instrumental music in Montgomery County Public Schools. Jamin is also involved with Symphony of the Potomac and the Maryland Band Directors’ Band.

 

Jacob Coppage-Gross conductingOur Chorus Master

Jacob Coppage-Gross started his musical studies at age 9 while growing up in suburban Pennsylvania. He took piano lessons and participated in nearly every school musical ensemble throughout his earlier years of education. While earning a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland, he joined the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at UMD, and eventually served two years as its conductor. He also was a member of the University Chorale and has performed in collaborations with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, as well as at local churches and with other small groups in the area. His enthusiasm for video game music and experience in choral ensembles brought him to the position of chorus master for the WMGSO, where he leads a 30-member choir that is a key component of the organization.