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Anna Edwards | Northwest Mahler Festival
Anna Edwards has made a significant impact to the Seattle music scene as a performing artist, music instructor, and orchestra conductor. After performing as a professional violinist and music educator for over 25 years, Anna shifted her focus from instrumentalist to conductor. After training with Michael Jinbo at the renowned Pierre Monteux School for three seasons, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Washington. She currently balances her time between conducting in the Pacific Northwest, serving as a guest conductor/clinician across the country, and developing young musicians through instruction and collaborating with professionals in concert settings. Anna is the conductor, founder, and music director of the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Music Director of the Saratoga Orchestra, and current interim Music Advisor and conductor of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. Anna is dedicated to nurturing young talent and creating