Newly appointed as Music Director for the Civic Orchestra of Victoria, Nathan Jacklin enjoys a versatile career as a cellist, teacher and conductor. As of 2021, he is also the Music Director for the Cowichan Consort Orchestra and, through both positions, works hard to create music that celebrates different communities throughout Vancouver Island. Jacklin has also worked with many ensembles in British Columbia, including the Meridiem Wind Orchestra and, from 2013-2017, as music director for the Juan de Fuca Community Orchestra.
A founding member of both the Victoria Cello Quartet and Sequoia Strings, Jacklin performs regularly with a variety of ensembles on Vancouver Island, including the Victoria Symphony. In recent years, he has been fortunate enough to record with many of Victoria’s local artists, including the Cascadian-folk band West My Friend and Juno-nominated artist Chelsea Amber.
A dedicated teacher, Jacklin is the Director of Strings and Orchestra at Oak Bay Secondary School and is in demand as a strings clinician. He is also heavily involved in supporting music education in BC as a member of the Greater Victoria and British Columbia’s Music Educator Associations. He recently completed a Master of Arts in educational philosophy at the University of Victoria and is now involved in research promoting stronger connections between professional musicians and school students.