Carlos Guillermo Jung is the founder and Artistic Director of Houston’s Orchestra On Call.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos Guillermo Jung is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he studies with Maestro Franz Anton Krager and holds a teaching assistantship. He obtained a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Moores School of Music and earned his Bachelor's degree in orchestral conducting from the Universidad Católica Argentina.
In Buenos Aires, Carlos studied orchestral conducting with Carlos Vieu and piano with Antonio Formaro. He also played clarinet and saxophone with notable Argentinean ensembles, and performed in concert venues in his home country and international festivals in Italy and Brazil. In Buenos Aires, Carlos conducted the Orquesta de la Facultad de Ciencias y Artes Musicales (UCA). After moving to Houston in 2012, Carlos served as guest conductor and manager of the Texas Medical Center Orchestra. He also conducted the Moores School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and served as assistant conductor for the production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in 2013 at the Moores Opera House. Additionally, Carlos has actively participated in masterclasses and competitions in Germany (Berlin Sinfonietta), Hungary (Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok in Budapest), United Kingdom (London Classical Soloists) and Argentina (Banda Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires). Other conductors with whom he has studied include Achim Holub, Kenneth Kiesler, Colin Metters and Gábor Hollerung.
Concurrently with his doctoral studies, Carlos serves as director of the music program at DeBakey High School for Health Professions, a Texas Medical Center institution that provides a rigorous and comprehensive pre-college program for students pursuing careers in medicine, health care, and/or the sciences. Along with the DeBakey Orchestra, Carlos has conducted the Esperanza Azteca Orchestra from Mexico as part of a partnership between both groups and has also collaborated with Purple Songs Can Fly. Carlos is also the Artistic Director of Houston’s Orchestra On Call (HOOC), a 501(c) (3) organization that brings live orchestral performances to patients, families and caregivers in various settings within the Texas Medical Center and other health-care institutions. Along with HOOC and DeBakey orchestras, Carlos has presented concerts at Houston Hospice, Nora’s Home for Transplant Patients, Shriners Hospital for Children, Memorial Hermann Hospital, VA Hospital, St. Dominic Village and different assisted living facilities and retirement communities in the Houston area.
Carlos Guillermo Jung is a member of the Music Honor Society of the United States of America (Pi Kappa Lambda).
About Houston’s Orchestra On Call, Carlos expressed “I believe music can greatly enhance the health and spiritual well-being of our community. Enriching people’s lives through the art of music is one of the many gratifications that we as musicians can experience in our daily life. When the target audience is comprised of those trying to navigate our healthcare system, the feeling of musical and personal fulfillment is even greater. Houston’s Orchestra On Call goal is to reach out to every health care institution in the city and bring joy, inspiration and hope to those who need it the most.”
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