Jeffrey Sean Dokken
As featured in the “Best Of” issue of Virginia Living Magazine, Maestro Jeffrey Sean Dokken is one of today’s most exciting and vibrant Music Directors and Conductors. Over the past decade, Dokken has performed throughout the United States in some of America’s greatest venues, including The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Concert Hall, The Grand Opera House, Constitution Hall and many more. Internationally, he’s performed in innumerable world renowned venues throughout Europe and South America. Maestro Dokken has had the distinct honor of conducting at the White House in Washington D.C. on several occasions.
Dokken is the Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of The Rome Symphony Orchestra in Rome, Georgia. Additional, Maestro Dokken is the Music Director for the NFL's Washington Commanders. Dokken has an active career as a guest conductor, and amongst many other recent engagements throughout the United States and abroad, has recently had the honor of conducting the National Symphonies of Brazil and Ecuador, and conducting the World Premier of the Philip Glass Flute Concerto in Florence, Italy.
After earning his degree in voice from the University of Redlands, Dokken pursued graduate degrees at California Lutheran University and Shenandoah Conservatory. A multi-instrumentalist as well as a vocalist, Dokken is a piano, brass and percussion specialist, with an emphasis on low brass.
He has composed for, conducted and performed on a number of recordings, including recent recordings of flute and orchestra music for Universal Music Group, and on “Premiered at the Opera House,” a recording with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia and the Metropolitan Chorus. Additionally, Maestro Dokken recorded a CD of American music with renowned violinist Jorge Saade and the Guayaquil symphony orchestra. A lover of all kinds of Rock music, Dokken frequently lectures on the intersection of popular and classical music, and features the juxtaposition of genres in much of his programming. Dokken maintains a thriving Arts Consulting Business, with an emphasis on helping composers and artists bring their works to life.