About the Music Director
Diana Geiger was appointed Music Director of the Ithaca Community Orchestra in July 2011. She is the former music director of the Auburn Chamber Orchestra. From the fall of 2009 through the summer of 2011, Diana was assistant conductor of the Ithaca Community Orchestra. As a cellist, she has performed with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Auburn Chamber Orchestra, Genesee Chorus and Orchestra, Genesee Symphony, Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier Symphony.
She received her Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Houghton College, and Bachelor of Music Education from Ithaca College. Conducting teachers have included Russell Stanger, Jeffrey Grogan, Elizabeth Peterson, Brian Casey, Mark Hijleh, and Gregory Magie. Cello teachers have included Elizabeth Simkin, Heidi Hoffman, Erin Ellis, Rintaro Wada, and Feng Hew.
Prior to coming to Ithaca, Diana was a teacher and music administrator in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She has been Director of Orchestras at Boynton Middle School since January 2009. Currently she conducts the String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, and teaches group lessons. In addition to her duties at Boynton, she teaches beginning strings, grades 3-5, at Fall Creek Elementary. During the summers, Diana works in Saratoga Springs with the New York State Summer School of the Arts Jazz and Orchestral program in an administrative capacity.