On Stage

The Chelsea Symphony

The Chelsea Symphony is a dynamic, self-governing ensemble with a major cultural presence in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. It presents music of the highest caliber while upending the traditional hierarchy of the classical orchestra: our musicians rotate as featured soloists, conductors, and composers.

Jackson Symphony Orchestra

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents 5 signature series concerts, 3 pops concerts and several non-classical (Music-on-Tap) concerts each year. The JSO owns its facility, which houses its Community Music School and has a 4 million dollar endowment.

Bow and Bell

Bow and Bell is a horn and viola duo consisting of members Matthew Aubin and Mitsuru Kubo. Born out of the pandemic-era, they are committed to creating new repertoire for this unusual instrument pairing through the commissioning of new works, and connecting composers, audiences, and musicians.

Research and Publishing

Fernande Breilh Decruck

Dr. Aubin is the foremost scholar of the French composer Fernande Breilh-Decruck. He has earned multiple research grants to study her significant life and work. A champion of the critical role of women in composition, Dr. Aubin is working to promote Decruck’s newly discovered lost music. He has edited and created critical editions of her work, which are now in the process of publication, and has organized performances of Decruck’s music in the United States and abroad.

Community Engagement and Education

The Chelsea Symphony in the Community

The Chelsea Symphony partners with and serves a variety of organizations in the community such as: Street Labs, NYC Department of Correction, American Museum of Natural History, and The Harmony Project.

Jackson Symphony Orchestra in the Schools

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is committed to education at all levels. Their reach spans all ages with partnerships and appearances including: Jackson Public Schools, Jackson School of the Arts, Ballet Chelsea, Jackson Chorale, Disability Connections, and Lily Missions.

Guest Speaker and Lecturer

Dr. Aubin has presented and conducted at conferences, universities, and schools nationwide. Topics have spanned The Music of Fernand Decruck, Conducting Methodology, and Brass Pedagogy. Appearances include: Michigan Music Educators, National Association for Music Educators, College Band Directors National Association, International Society for Key Women Educators, Connecticut Music Educators, Connecticut All-State Orchestra, NY State School Music Association, Washington State University, The Hartt School, American Harp Society, International Double Reeds Society, Northern Michigan University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.

Film and Television

Mozart in the Jungle

Dr. Aubin and members of The Chelsea Symphony served as background musicians, actor coaches and consultants for the Golden Globe award-winning television series Mozart in the Jungle. Additionally, Dr. Aubin was the off-camera conductor for the Season 3 episode “Not Yet Titled”, which featured a live recording of TCS musicians performing excerpts from Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie.


Dr. Aubin served as background coach and consultant for the television series Younger.

Bel Canto

Dr. Aubin served as an onstage conductor for the movie Bel Canto.

IZOD Commercial

Dr. Aubin served as on-camera conductor for a 2017 IZOD commercial.