About our Directors
Lina Gonzalez-Granados - Sinfonia Concert Orchestra - Conductor Candidate
Lina Gonzalez-Granados graduated with honors with her Master’s degree in Conducting from New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Charles Peltz in May 2014, and with a Graduate Diploma in Choral Conducting in May 2015 with Erica Washburn. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Orchestral Conducting at Boston University with Bramwell Tovey. Lina has firmly established herself locally and abroad as a diverse and talented conductor. Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, she made her conducting debut in 2008 with the Youth Orchestra of Bellas Artes in Cali. In 2010, she became Assistant Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and served as Assistant conductor and faculty of the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia for their summer tour in 2015. She has also worked with the Dallas Opera, Nashville Symphony, Odyssey Opera, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. In April 2017, Lina was selected as one of 16 finalists from around the world to participate in the prestigious masterclass of the Lucerne Festival led by Maestro Bernard Haitink. She was also appointed the 2017-19 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow, a position created by Marin Alsop to foster the entrepreneurship and talent of female conductors. In November 2017, Lina was selected to participate in the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Conductors at the Dallas Opera, making her the first hispanic conductor selected for the Institute.
Jong-hun Bae - Sinfonia Concert Orchestra - Conductor Candidate
Jong-hun Bae, winner of the 2015 International Conductors Workshop and Competition, is an internationally recognized orchestra and opera conductor. He currently serves as Director of Orchestra at the Gordon College and Resident Conductor for the Salt Lake Symphony. Over the past decade, Jong-hun has conducted around the world and has worked with renowned conductors including Marin Alsop, Anton Armstrong, Christian Badea, Andrew Constantine, Oliver von Dohananyi, Hans Graf, Ennio Nicorta, and Jorma Panula. He was personally invited by composer Catherine Reid in New York to conduct the World Premiere performance of her works: “A Collection in Concert” and the opera “The Yellow Wallpaper.” He also was invited by pianist and composer Jonathan Newell in New York to conduct his piano concerto in Carnegie Hall. Prior to his current positions, Jong-hun has worked with the Peabody Conservatory of Music Orchestras and the Peabody Chamber Opera at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his Graduate Performance Diploma in Orchestral Conducting under the tutelage of legendary conducting pedagogue Gustav Meier.
Deanna Leedy-Andreozzi - Camerata Strings Ensemble
Deanna Leedy-Andreozzi attended Boston University where she majored in Music Education. She completed her Master’s at the Hartt School of Music and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Lesley University. A cellist, she has performed with Civic Symphony of Boston, West Virginia Symphony, Rivers Symphony Orchestra, and the Quincy Symphony. Deanna is currently President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American String Teacher's Association, and has adjudicated for both the Junior and Senior District Festivals. She maintains a private teaching studio in addition to teaching in Sudbury Public Schools.
Todd Hamelin - Chamber Strings Ensemble
Todd Hamelin is Strings Director at the Norman E. Day and Abbot Elementary Schools in Westford, MA. As a youth, Todd studied violin right here at Indian Hill Music School. Today, he enjoys playing violin in the Orchestra of Indian Hill, conducting the Chamber Strings Ensemble of the IHM Youth Orchestra, and teaching private lessons. Todd holds degrees from University of Massachusetts Lowell and Boston University.
The Indian Hill Music Youth Orchestra (formerly Nashoba Youth Orchestra at Indian Hill Music) was founded through the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, Massachusetts as The Nashoba Youth Orchestra in 2004 by a dedicated group of professional musicians, music educators, performers, and parents who shared a common vision for a high-quality youth orchestra located in the Nashoba Valley region which would serve the needs of motivated musicians throughout the region. After ten successful years as an independent youth orchestra, in 2014, the orchestra became a part of IHM’s program offerings.