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Reynolds Conducting Institute Fellow - Anya Pogorelova

  • Anya Pogorelova is the Director of Bands at Bishop Lloyd Middle School in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada. She holds a Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Georgia State University, where she studied with Robert J. Ambrose and Chester B. Phillips; and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with high honours from the University of Saskatchewan. 

    At Georgia State University, Anya served as assistant conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, and Concert Band; taught basic and instrumental conducting courses; and assisted with the 225-member marching band. In addition, she was a band director at the Charles R. Drew Charter School, and the assistant conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta.

    As a performer, Anya has played principal percussion with the National Youth Band of Canada, the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra, and the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra. She has also performed with the North Saskatchewan Wind Symphony, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, and the Strata New Music Festival. As a clinician, Anya has had the pleasure of working with many outstanding groups across Western Canada, and has presented professionally at the Saskatchewan Music Conference.

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