Newly appointed as both Music Director for the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and the Cowichan Consort Orchestra, Nathan Jacklin enjoys a versatile career as a conductor, cellist, and teacher. He has worked with diﬀerent orchestras around Vancouver Island and BC. From 2013-2017 he was the Music Director for the Juan de Fuca Community Orchestra.
In addition to conducting, Nathan Jacklin frequently performs as cellist, including as a soloist, chamber musician and with a variety of ensembles on Vancouver Island, including the Victoria Symphony. He was the principal cellist of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria for ten years and was one of the founding members of the Victoria Cello Quartet. In recent years, he has been fortunate to record with many of Victoria's local artists, including the Cascadian-folk band West My Friend and Juno-nominated artist Chelsea Amber.
In 2013 and 2014, Jacklin attended the Conductors Institute at Bard College in New York and worked with Maestros Harold Farberman and Eduardo Navega. The following year, he attended the Saito Conducting Institute in Saskatoon, SK. He was involved in promoting string education in schools, developing and directing the Sooke String Orchestra for students in middle and high school. He held this position until 2017.
A dedicated teacher, Jacklin is the Director of Strings & Orchestra at Oak Bay Secondary School and is in demand as a strings clinician. He is regularly involved in promoting string education in schools, including developing and directing the Sooke String Orchestra for students in middle and high school. He held this position until 2017. In addition to his Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, he has completed a Master of Arts in educational philosophy and is a strong believer in ﬁnding ways to connect communities through music.