Artistic Director and Conductor
Conductor Dominique Hoskin was raised in Ellicott City, Maryland, began his musical education as a bassist in the Howard County Public School System. In high school, he began studying privately with Matt Boggs of The Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins University and became principal bassist of the Howard County High School Gifted and Talented Orchestra. He continued to play bass in college, eventually becoming principal bassist of the MIT Symphony Orchestra and obtaining a minor in music, along with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
Dominique began studying conducting in 2012 at MIT with Maestro Adam Boyles, Director of the MIT Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he was appointed as the Music Director of the MIT IAP Orchestra, a student run ensemble that rehearses and performs during MIT’s January term. During his tenure with the group, he grew the orchestra in both size and quality, performing challenging repertoire every year.
Since becoming the Music Director of the Du Bois Orchestra in 2020, Dominique has been commissioned to conduct several ensembles at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Dominique’s conducting mentors include Adam Boyles (MIT Symphony Orchestra), Fred Harris (MIT Wind Ensemble), Benjamin Zander (Boston Philharmonic Orchestra), and Beatrice Affron (Philadelphia Ballet).
Executive Director & Violin
Jessica Tsang is a Chinese-Canadian Violinist born in Hong Kong, China, and has developed a passion for classical music during her early years growing up in Toronto, Canada. She performs regularly as a soloist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. She has performed as a chamber musician in different parts of the world, including in Italy, China, Canada, and the US. She holds a BA in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, and a Masters of Music degree, Graduate Performance Diploma at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. Her teachers include Jacob Lakirovich, Jerzy Kaplanek, Vanessa Mio, Min-Koh Jeong, and Mark Lakirovich. She is the founding performer of a social platform for musicians named Sparkgig and she regularly performs as a chamber musician at weddings and special events.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, having dim sum, barre, travelling, reading fashion and interior design blogs, and trying new restaurants with her husband, Thomas.