Anna Binneweg has distinguished herself in the areas of symphonic and operatic conducting early in her career. In addition to her duties at AACC, she is the newly appointed music director of the Londontowne Symphony and is the music director/conductor of Chicago’s modern opera company, OperaModa. She holds a doctor of music degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University where she studied with Victor Yampolsky, and has served on the conducting faculties at Loyola University and the Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago. During her time at Northwestern, she was the assistant conductor for three orchestras while serving as the Music Director of Operatunities that lead to acclaimed performances of Poulenc's The Dialogues of the Carmelites throughout the Chicago area.
In 2005, Binneweg made her conducting debut at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra and currently serves as one of their cover conductors. Other guest appearances include the Reno Philharmonic (NV), Olivet University (IL) and the North Shore Chamber Orchestra (IL). This spring, she will serve as the conductor-in-residence at American University in D.C. She has worked with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, James Paul, Michael Morgan, Duaine Wolfe, Nurhan Arman and David Effron through various engagements sponsored by the American Symphony Orchestra League, the Conductors Guild, the Conductors Institute of New York and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
She is a graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts of Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) where she completed a double master’s degree in conducting and music education while serving as the assistant conductor of the Meadows Symphony Orchestra. Her youth symphony experience includes various guest clinician appearances with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada, along with former positions with the Houston Youth Symphony (TX) and the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony (CA) where she completed her undergraduate music degree at Cal Poly State University. Binneweg is a native of Lake Tahoe, California.