Possessing a diversity of experience as a performer, educator, and administrator, violist Hana Morford believes deeply in using music as a vehicle to better engage and enrich communities. Hana most recently served as Education Associate for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, managing the BSO’s Academy programs. As former Education Director of the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestras’ Bridges program, Hana managed a large, after-school and weekend program for underserved students in seven Baltimore City Public Schools.
Hana has also served as a violin, viola and general musicianship teaching artist in a number of programs for at-risk youth. Her experiences as a teaching artist include positions at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s El Sistema-inspired OrchKids program, the Baltimore School for the Arts’ TWIGS program, and GBYO’s Bridges program. Hana has also served on the faculty of the Peabody Institute’s preparatory program, leading group classes and maintaining a vibrant private studio.
An accomplished performer, Hana holds a Bachelor’s from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master’s from Rice University, and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. Formerly a member of Symphony in C, she has also performed regularly with the New World Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Hana has been invited to participate in numerous music festivals, including Aspen, Sarasota, Kneisel Hall, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto USA.