Dr. Anna Binneweg has distinguished herself in the areas of symphonic and operatic conducting early in her career. She is the Music Director/Conductor of the Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) Symphony Orchestra (Arnold, MD) where she also serves as Associate Professor of Music, and is the Music Director/Conductor of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra (Annapolis, MD). She holds a doctor of music degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University where she studied with Victor Yampolsky, while serving as the Music Director/Conductor of Chicago's OperaModa, a company committed to producing and performing modern American opera. She has served on the conducting faculties at Loyola University (Chicago, IL) the Sherwood Conservatory of Music (Chicago, IL), and American University (Washington, DC).
Dr. Binneweg made her conducting debut at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra in the 2005 National Conducting Institute, and serves as one of their cover conductors. She has worked with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Daniel Barenboim, Robert Spano, James Paul, Michael Morgan, Duaine Wolfe, Nurhan Arman and David Effron through various engagements sponsored by the League of American Orchestras, 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. Dedicated to the development of music education, her youth orchestra experience includes various guest conducting and clinician appearances with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada, along with former positions with the Houston Youth Symphony (Houston, TX) and the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony (San Luis Obispo, CA) where she fulfilled her undergraduate degree in music at Cal Poly State University. In addition, Dr. Binneweg is in demand as a guest conductor and orchestra clinician across the country, and is a frequent adjudicator throughout the state of Maryland.