Gina Provenzano is a graduate from the University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelors of Music in both clarinet performance and music education. While attending the University of Michigan she had the privilege to study with Robert Reynolds, Donald Schleicher and John Mohler. She performed with various ensembles, had the honor of marching at the Rose Bowl, and received the Michigan Alumni Music Scholarship.
Ms. Provenzano earned her Masters degree, in Instrumental Conducting, at the University of Maine. As a teacher assistant, she worked with the Symphonic Band and Marching Band and studied with Curvin Farnham.
Ms. Provenzano began her career as a music educator in various public and private schools in the Chicago area and then worked in Maine for 15 years where she has been a member of the Maine Music Educators Association board as the District V Chair and as the Orchestra VP. She has enjoyed being an adjudicator, guest conductor, teacher and clinician and hopes to pursue similar opportunities in Michigan.
Ms. Provenzano has performed with various ensembles throughout her career. She was principal clarinetist for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and has also worked with for the BSO as the Education Outreach Coordinator and Librarian.
Ms. Provenzano was co-founder and conductor of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras, which is one of her proudest accomplishments. During this time, she was able to study with the Bangor Symphony conductor, Lucas Richman.
Ms. Provenzano recently moved back to Michigan and lives in Midland where she has a private clarinet studio. She is the Artistic Director/Conductor for the Midland Community Orchestra, and the Conductor of the Classic Legacy Band of Saginaw.