May 30, 2024
LSO's Gundersen Fellow: Adrian Jackson

The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra's first recipient of its Gundersen Fellowship Program is violist, Adrian Jackson of Austin Texas.

The La Crosse Symphony added the diversity-focused fellowship in partnership with Gundersen Health System. The new Gundersen Fellowship Program of the La Crosse Symphony brings Adrian to our community for each concert week this season. He works with the Central High School orchestra, the Boys and Girls Club Free Violin Lesson Program, and the healing arts program at Gundersen as well as performing with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Adrian Jackson will be bringing strong musical support and value to our community through his fellowship.

Jackson is a young aspiring performer, educator, and student. Adrian began studying music, initially on the violin, at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy in Austin,Texas. Adrian discovered the viola when he was fifteen years old. 

He is a Graduate of the Eastman School of Music and will be going on to pursue a professional studies certificate in orchestral studies at the San Francisco Conservatory studying under professors Dimitri Murrath and Johnathan Vinocour.

Adrian has served on the faculties of the Leander Music School, Rochester Music Collaborative, Bach to Rock Music School, and the Music and Arts Center teaching violin, viola, and piano to beginning through advanced students.

Adrian has performed as the Principal Violist of the Southern Tier Symphony, section violist in the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and the winner of the Dennis De Couteau Ballet Orchestra Fellowship. Adrian had attended esteemed festivals like the Interlochen Arts Camp, Heifetz Institute, Castleman Quartet Program, and Red Rock Chamber Music Festival.

Jackson has been on stage with the LSO as they celebrate their 125th anniversary season.