Jerry Hou serves on the faculty of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he is Artist Teacher of Orchestras and Ensembles. Hou is the Resident Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He leads the Atlanta Symphony in classical, family, and education concerts, collaborating with artists such as Augustin Hadelich, Stephen Hough, and Xavier Foley. This season, Hou began working with the New York Philharmonic and their music director Jaap van Zweden, and recently conducted the orchestra in the tuning of the newly renovated David Geffen Hall. Hou continues to serve as an assistant conductor and this March, he will make his debut with the orchestra. During the summer, Hou serves as Resident Conductor of the Grand Teton Music Festival. A leading interpreter and conductor of contemporary music, Hou has collaborated with internationally acclaimed composers such as Steve Reich, Anthony Davis, John Adams, Melinda Wagner, John Harbison, George Lewis, Bernard Rands, Gyorgy Kurtag, Helmut Lachenmann, Unsuk Chin, Brett Dean, and Mark Anthony-Turnage. He also has conducted leading contemporary music ensembles Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Signal, and Alarm Will Sound.