John is music director of the Providence Medical Orchestra and serves regularly as an assistant and cover conductor with the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Ballet, and Symphony New Hampshire. He is currently Associate Conductor of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. John holds a Master’s degree in conducting from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Eric Dudley, and has also studied conducting with Charles Peltz at New England Conservatory.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, John was founding music director of the National Virtual Medical Orchestra - an ensemble made up of 80 doctors, nurses, and other members of our nation's medical community. 


John finds the greatest joy in discovering unjustly neglected musical masterpieces and sharing them with audiences. He looks forward to doing just that in his May program with the WSO, which celebrates the diverse musical traditions that come together to form a uniquely American musical voice.  Learn more about John from his website (

Finding An American Voice

Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Conductor:  John Masko

Vaughan Williams: Serenade in A Minor, Prelude and Scherzo

Dvorak: Romance for Violin and Orchestra 

Soloist:  Sarita Kwok, violin

Dvorak: Mazurek for Violin and Orchestra 

Still: Symphony No. 1, Afro-American