Jean Mont¸s________________________


Curriculum Vitae


The University of Iowa - May 2003
Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting
*Received half time teacher’s assistantship*

The University of Akron - August 1997

Masters of Arts in music education.
*Received quarter time research assistantship*

Duquesne University - December 1994

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance.
Major: Cello Performance Minor: Science (Pre-med.)
*Received Full Four Year Undergraduate Music Scholarship*

Academic Research

Dissertation: The History of Music in Haiti
An annotated translation of Constantin Dumerve's
"L'histoire de la musique en Haiti"
(The History of Music in Haiti)

Conducting Experience


Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
Artistic Director July2003-July 2004

Greater Cedar Rapids Youth Symphony Orchestras
Music Director July2002-June 2003

Green Bay Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra
Conductor June 1999-June 2000

Kaukauna High School Orchestras
Conductor August 1996-May 2000


Virginia Commonwealth University
Director of Orchestral Studies &
Coordinator of Strings
August 2004-Present

Philharmonia: Undergraduate Chamber Orchestra
(The University of Iowa)
Conductor September 2000-June 2003

All University String Orchestra
(The University of Iowa)
Conductor September 2000-June 2003

St. Ambrose University & Community Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Director September 2001-June 2003

Community/ Semi-Professional/ Professional:

Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Richmond, VA
Guest Conductor April 2005

Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra
Cedar Rapids, IA
Guest Conductor April 2004

St. Ambrose University & Community Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Director September 2001-Present

Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Guest Conductor February 1999-Present

Summer Camps/Festivals

VCU Summer String Camp
Coordinator & Orchestra Director
Summer 2006

Fox Valley Consortium
Orchestra Director
Summer 2005

Allegro String Camp
Orchestra Director
Summer 2004

U.W. Oshkosh String Camp
Orchestra Director, Cello Instructor, Viola Section coach
Summer 2000-2003

Silver Bay Music Festival
Orchestra Director, Chamber music coach, Cellist/Bassist
Summer 1996-1999

Holy Trinity Music Camp in Haiti
Assistant Director, Orchestra Director, Cello Faculty &
Music Theory Teacher
Summer 1994-Present


Virginia Commonwealth University
Coordinator of Orchestral Studies & String Area
August 2005-Present

The University of Iowa
Orchestra manager
August 2000-July 2003

St. Ambrose University
Orchestra Manager
September 2001-July 2003

Kaukauna Area School District
Organized and maintained string program, grades (4-12)
August 1996-June 2000

Program Development & Recruiting Achievements

Virginia Commonwealth University
August 2005-Present
Putting in place short term and long term strategic plans to revitalize the orchestra and string program (enrollment up by more than 100%)

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
July 2003-July 2004
Revitalized the entire program comprising 6 orchestras and increased enrollment by 17 percent

Greater Cedar Rapids Youth Symphony Orchestras
July 2002-June 2003
Revitalized orchestras and increased enrollment by 300 percent

St. Ambrose University
September 2001-June 2003
Founding Director of St. Ambrose University and Community Orchestra

University of Iowa Honor String Orchestra Festival
January 2001-July 2003
Administrator of annual event which draws honor students from five states.

Haitian American Student Exchange Program
April 1998-Present
Founder. Program brings groups of music students to Haiti to participate in summer music camp. In addition, program annually hosts students from Haiti who perform and receive instruction.

Kaukauna High School Orchestras
August 1996-May 2000
Increased enrollment consistently each school year and greatly improved musical integrity of program.

Instrumental Pedagogy

Virginia Commonwealth University
Coordinator of Strings
August 2004-Present

St. Ambrose University
Cello Adjunct Faculty
September 2001-July 2003

Lawrence Conservatory Arts Academy
Cello Specialist
August 1996-June 2000

Kaukauna Area School District
String Instructor
August 1996-June 2000

Cello Teachers

Anthony Arnone
(University of Iowa) - September 2001-June 2003

Uri Vardi
(University of Iowa) - September 2000-May 2001

Michael Haber
(The University of Akron) - September 1995-June 1997

Ann Martindale Williams
(Duquesne University) - December 1991-December 1994

Orchestral Experience

University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra -September 2000-June 2003

Chamber Orchestra (Graduate Chamber Orchestra-University of Iowa) - September 2000-Present

Green Bay Symphony Orchestra
- October 1996-May 2000

Fox Valley Symphony (Assistant Principal) - October 1996-May 1999

Akron University Symphony Orchestra - September 1995-June 1996

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra - January 1992-May 1996

Altoona Symphony Orchestra
- March 1992-May 1996

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony - January 1991- December 1994

Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra - December 1991-December 1994


Available upon request





Sample Repertoire


Symphonic Repertoire

Anderson, Blue Tango           

Anderson, Fiddle Faddle        

Anderson, Sleigh Ride

Anderson, BuglerÕs Holiday

C.P.E. Bach, Symphony no. 5

J.S. Bach, SleeperÕs Awake

J.S. Bach Sheep May Safely Graze

Beethoven, Egmont Overture

Beethoven, Coriolan Overture

Beethoven, Prometheus Overture         

Beethoven, Symphony no. 1

Beethoven, Symphony no. 3

Beethoven, Symphony no. 4

Beethoven, Symphony no. 5

Beethoven, Symphony no. 6

Beethoven, Symphony no. 7

Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Bernstein, Candide Overture

Bizet, Symphony in C Major

Bizet, LÕArlesienne suite no. 1 & no. 2

Brahms, Symphony No. 1

Brahms, Symphony No. 2

Brahms, Symphony No. 3

Brahms, Symphony No. 4

Brahms, Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Chabrier, Espana

Chausson, Symphony in B flat

Cimarosa, Oboe Concerto

Copland, Outdoor Overture

Copland, El Mexico

Copland, Hoedown

Copland, Appalachian Spring


Copland, Danson Cubano

Debussy, Afternoon of the Faun

Dukas, SorcererÕs Apprentice

Elgar, Enigma Variations

Elgar, Symphony No. 1

Frank, Symphony in D minor

Gershwin, American in Paris

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture

Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Glinka, Russlan and Ludmilla

Goldmark, Springtime Overture

Gould, American Salute

Glazunov, Symphony no. 5

Haydn, Symphony no. 95

Haydn, Symphony no. 45

Haydn, Symphony no. 104

Hovhaness, Symphony no. 2 (Mountain)

Herold Ferd, Zampa Overture

Kodaly Harry Janos Suite

Liszt, Les Preludes

Mahler, Song of a Wayfarer

Mahler, Symphony no. 1

Mahler, Symphony no. 3

Mahler, Symphony no. 5Mahler, Symphony no. 6

Martinu, Lidice

Mascagni, Intermezzo

Mendelsshon, Symphony no. 4 (Italian)

Moncayo, Huapango

Moussourgsky, Night on Bald Mountain

Mozart, Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart, Overture to Cosi fan tutte

Mozart, Overture to the Magic Flute

Mozart, Overture to the Marriage of Figaro

Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante in E flat both

Mozart, Symphony no. 40

Mozart, Symphony no. 25

Mozart, Symphony no. 31

Mozart, Symphony no. 36

Mozart, Symphony no. 39

Mozart, Symphony no. 41

Mozart, Violin Concerti 1-5

Nelhybel, Etude Symphonique

Offenbach, La Belle Helene Overture

Ponchielli, La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours

Ravel, Bolero

Respighi, Vetrate di Chiesa

Revuelatas, Sensamaya

Riegger, Dance Rhythms

Rimsky-Korsokov, Scherherazade

Rossini, La Gazza Ladra

Rossini, The Barber of Seville Overture

Schubert, Symphony no. 2

Schubert, Symphony no. 3

Schubert, Unfinished Symphony

Sibelius, Finlandia

Siegmeister, Western Suite

Shostokovich, Festive Overture

Shostokovich, Symphony no. 5

Schumann, Symphony no. 1

Stravinsky, Petrushka

Stravinsky, Fantasy Suite

Stravinsky, LÕHistoire du Soldat

Stravinsky, Octet for Winds

Stravinsky, Pulcinella

Strauss, Blue Danube

Sullivan, Overture di Ballo

Suolahti, Symphony no. 1

Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture

Tchaikovsky, Marche Slave

Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suites

Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4

Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5

Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6

Torke, Javelin

Toyama, Rhapsody

Vaughan Williams, Tuba Concerto

Villa-Lobos, Bachianas no. 5

Wagner, Die Meistersingers


Wagner, Reinzi Overture






String Orchestra Repertoire

Anderson, Plink Plank Plunk

Bach, Air in the G String

Bach, Brandenberg Concerto No. 2

Bach, Brandenberg Concerto No. 5

Barber, Adagio for Strings

Bloch, Concerto Grosso No. 1

Brahms, Sospiri

Britten, Simple Symphony

Copland, Hoedown from Rodeo

Corelli, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 2 in F

Corelli, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 4 in D

Corelli, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 6

Corelli, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 7

Corelli, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 8

Corelli, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 11

Dvorak,  Serenade

Elgar, Serenade

Grieg, Holberg Suite

Handel, Water Music  Suite

Handel, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 1 in G

Handel, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 5 in D

Handel, Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 11

Holst, Brook Green Suite

Holst, St. Paul Suite

Hovannes, Psalm and Fugue

Lutoslowski, Five Pieces

Mendelssohn, String Sinfonia no. 9

Meyer, Serendipity Suite

Mozart Serenade and Divertimenti

Parry, Serenade

Schubert, Overture

Stravinsky, Appollo Music

Tartini, Sinfonie in D dur

Tchaikovky, Serenade for strings

Tchaikovsky, Andante Cantabile

Warlock, Capriol Suite

Wolf Ferrari, Serenade for Strings


Choral  Repertoire

Barber, Prayer of Kierkegaard

Beethoven, Cantata of Emperor Joseph II

Bernstein, Choruses from the Larks

Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

Brahms, Requiem

Comes, Bautista Magnificat

Comes, Bautista Beatus Vir

Gould, So you want to write a fugue

Haydn, Harmoniemeesse

Handel Canticle of Praise

Handel, Messiah

Mendelssohn, Jeremiah

Menotti, Death of the Bishop Brindisi

Mozart, Missa Breve in D

Mozart, Requiem

Orff, Carmina Burana

Purcell, Te Deum

Schubert, Mass in f

Schutz, A German Requiem

Verdi, Requiem

Vivaldi, Gloria


Opera Repertoire

Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers

Mecham, Tartuffe

Mozart, Cosi fan Tutte

Mozart, Marriage of Figaro

Strauss, Die Fledermaus


Music Theatre Repertoire

The King and I

The Wizard of Oz

State Fair

Fiddler on  the Roof


Haitian Symphonic and String Orchestra Repertoire



Danza No. 5

La Delaissee et ses Soupirs

Ti Zoizo

Sous La Tonelle












Dr. William LaRue Jones, Director of Orchestral Studies, University of Iowa

319 335 1628 


Dr. Marvin Rabin,

Professor Emeritus of Music Education, Orchestral Studies and String Pedagogy

University of Wisconsin-Madison

608 833-5598


Dr. Andrew Mast,

Chair of Music Department, Director of Bands, St. Ambrose University

563 333-6149


Dr. Timothy Stalter, Director of Choral Studies, University of Iowa

319 335-1677


Dr. John Rapson, Director of Jazz Studies, University of Iowa

319 335-1633


Dr. Stefan Eckert, Professor of Music Theory, University of Iowa

319 353-2181


Anthony Arnone, Professor of Cello, University of Iowa

319 354 3917