Janna Hymes, Music Director and Founder of Maine Pro Musica is also Music Director of the Williamsburg Symphonia. Previous positions include Music Director of the Maine Grand Opera, Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and Music Director of the Columbus Women’s Orchestra, the Cincinnati Composers’ Guild and the I Solisti Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. She has guest conducted the Houston, Indianapolis, Oregon, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Hartford, Madison, Florida West Coast, Stamford, Harrisburg, Spokane, Richmond, Springfield, Chappaqua Bangor and Omaha symphony orchestras as well as the San Francisco Women’s Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Florida Orchestra. In addition, Ms. Hymes has been a frequent guest of the Costa Rica National Symphony, the Delta Ensemble of Holland where she has toured Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, the National Orchestre de Lyon, Besancon Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico.
A Fulbright scholar, Janna Hymes has studied under such prominent conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Meier, Otto Werner-Mueller and Gunther Schuller. Originally from New York City, she holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati and has studied at the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, the Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho and the Conductor’s Guild Institute. In 1988, she was a prizewinner at the International Conducting Competition in Besancon, France. In June of 1998 Ms. Hymes received a Distinguished Alumna Award from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and in 1999 was awarded a Geraldine C. and Emory M. Ford Foundation Grant. A frequent guest speaker, Janna Hymes was speaker and honoree at the Women to Watch Celebration 2000 sponsored by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
To learn more about Janna Hymes please visit: http://www.jannahymes.com.