Gina Provenzano is a graduate from the University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelors of Music in both clarinet performance and music education. While attending the University of Michigan she performed with various ensembles, had the honor of marching at the Rose Bowl, and received the Michigan Alumni Music Scholarship.
Ms. Provenzano began her career as a music educator in various public and private schools in the Chicago area and then worked in Maine for 15 years. She earned her Masters degree in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Maine, in Orono, where, as a TA, she was the assistant conductor of the University of Maine Symphonic Band. Provenzano is an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician for various middle and high school festivals and has been a member of the Maine Music Educators Association board as the District V Chair and as the Orchestra VP.
Ms. Provenzano has performed with various ensembles throughout her career. She was principal clarinetist for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and has also worked with for the BSO as the Education Outreach Coordinator and Librarian. Ms. Provenzano was co-founder and conductor of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras.
Ms. Provenzano recently moved back to Michigan and lives in Alma where she is an instructor at Alma College. She is happy to be the new artistic director/conductor for the Midland Community Orchestra and is enjoying working with the ensemble and continuing its growth and success.