About Joan Hovda
Cellist Joan Hovda performs regularly as Assistant Principal Cellist with the Pontiac Oakland Symphony, and also performs with the Rochester Symphony. She had previously performed with the Orchestra of Southern Utah and in productions of the Utah Shakespearean Festival. In addition, Ms. Hovda has performed with many of the leading ensembles throughout the Washington D.C. area. She has appeared with the Alexandria (VA) Symphony and Prince William (VA) Symphony, and has also performed with the Annapolis (MD) Symphony, Fairfax (VA) Symphony, and the Roanoke (VA) Symphony. She served in the United States Air Force Band from 1997 until 2001, and also performed with the United States Air Force Orchestra and Chamber Players. Ms. Hovda has performed with the New World Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and Ann Arbor Symphony. She has participated in the Chautauqua Institution Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, and the East-West International Music Festival in Altenburg, Germany. She received her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan. Ms. Hovda’s principal teachers have included Jennifer Langham, Lorne Munroe, Nina de Veritch, and Jerome Jelinek.
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