Diane Hallberg, Camerata Conductor
Diane Hallberg teaches band and orchestra at Minnehaha Academy and is passionate about providing engaging and collaborative experiences for young musicians. Her work with students has included directing jazz band, pit orchestra, pep band, string orchestra, symphony orchestra, and chamber ensembles and leading multiple national and international music tours with an emphasis on service learning. She received a B.A. in Music Education from St. Olaf College and continues to engage in professional learning in both music and educational pedagogy. She stays active as a musician performing with the Minnesota Symphonic Winds as a long-time member of the flute section. Her relationship with GTCYS started when she was a parent of a student musician and evolved into coaching the wind and percussion sections with GTCYS’ school-year orchestras and summer programs. She is thrilled to join the artistic staff as conductor of Camerata in fall 2023. When she is not teaching, you can find her taking long walks with her husband, Jon, and their rambunctious dog, Zoe, or perfecting her latest pizza recipe.