|Seminars & Lessons – Guest Conducting|
Diane Wittry is available for all types of guest conducting.
Diane Wittry is known as professional conductor, but also as a music educator. She is a frequent conductor for All-State and All-Regional Orchestras. She has conducted the Utah, Louisiana, and Oregon All-State Orchestras, and she has conducting All-Regional Orchestras in Connecticut, New York, Texas, and Arkansas. She also specializes in Side-by-Side concerts where she has conducted concerts of this type in Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. In the area of youth education, Diane Wittry was the Conductor of the Meremblum Junior Youth Symphony(Los Angeles, CA), and the Music Director and Conductor for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (Miami, FL). She is known as an inspirational conductor with excellent rehearsal technique and the ability to get young musicians to play beyond themselves.
Diane Wittry is a frequent guest conductor with professional per-service orchestras. Regional American orchestras she has worked with include: The Allentown Symphony, PA, the Pottstown Symphony, PA, the Pasadena Symphony, CA, the Santa Barbara Symphony, CA, the Stockton Symphony, CA, Santa Cruz Symphony, CA, the Augusta Symphony, GA, the Springfield Symphony, MO, the Wichita Falls Symphony, KS, the Topeka Symphony, KS, the Norwalk Symphony, CT, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, TX, the Beaumont Symphony, TX, the Wichita Falls Symphony, TX, the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, NJ, the Ridgewood Symphony, NJ, the B.B. E Orchestra, NY, the Pizazz Music Ensemble, and many others. Her reputation for creative and interesting programming and her rapport with audiences has made her a favorite guest conductor.
Diane Wittry is in demand nationally and internationally as a guest conductor that specializes in classical concerts that are interactive and inspiring. Full-time professional orchestras Diane Wittry has worked with include: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, the Little Orchestra Society of New York, and the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, San Diego, Houston, and New Jersey; while her international engagements include concerts with the Sarajevo Philharmonic in Bosnia, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Russia's Maikop and Sochi symphony orchestras, Slovakia's State Orchestra-Kosice, Italy's Sinfonia Dell'Arte di Firenze, Canada's Niagara Symphony, and Japan's Orchestra Osaka Symphony. She has also conducted at the music festivals of Ojai (CA), Penn's Woods (PA), and I-Park (CT).
Diane Wittry specializes in conducting innovative concerts for young people. These 45 minute programs are interactive and come complete with educational materials. Two of her most popular programs are:
I've Got Rhythm - music of Gershwin, Beethoven, Ravel, Copland, and others
A concert where the entire audience learns how to read, write, and clap, rhythms
Create a Symphony - music of Bach, Mozart, Bizet, and others
A concert about the families of instruments in the orchestra that involves the entire audience participating on Home-made Instruments.