Following an extensive national search Janna Hymes was selected as music director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in the spring of 2017 and officially assumed her position on July 1, 2017.
"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Maestro Hymes to our organization,” said Dr. Alan Davis, CSO President and CEO. “The caliber of talent and dedication became increasingly evident throughout the selection process. I can think of no one better to lead the CSO into new heights of artistic excellence."
"I am extremely honored to be the new Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra," said Janna Hymes. "From the moment I arrived, I felt at home with this orchestra that nurtures artistic creativity and community. The orchestra played a wonderfully brilliant concert. I look forward to sharing many fantastic musical experiences with the orchestra and Carmel community."
Janna Hymes has served as the Music Director for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra of Virginia since 2004 as well as the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra that she founded in 2008. Local audiences may remember her as Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Born in New York City, Hymes is a Fulbright scholar. She studied under such prominent conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Gunther Schuller. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.