Ohio’s Akron Symphony has announced the appointment of MARIA SENSI SELLNER as director of the Akron Symphony Chorus; she succeeds HUGH FERGUSON FLOYD, who announced his resignation at the end of January. For the past eight seasons Sellner has been music director of the All University Orchestra and String Theory Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Mellon University in her native city of Pittsburgh. She also serves as a conducting assistant at the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. A former student of choral conductor Robert Page at Carnegie Mellon University, Sellner holds graduate degrees from CMU in conducting, composition, and engineering.

Posted May 14, 2010