Anne Parrettt Vita
Anne Parrett, MME, is a cellist and orchestra conductor with 30 years experience as a performer and teacher. She holds her bachelor’s and master’s in music education from theFlorida StateUniversity College of Music where she studied cello with Roger Drinkall and Lubomir Georgiev, and also conducting with James Byo and Richard Greenwood. Anne taught orchestra for 15 years in the Florida public schools and strings at the nation’s oldest private music school, The Settlement School ofPhiladelphia. She has conducted the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia’s ReadingOrchestra, Florida All State High SchoolHonors Orchestra, and is often a guest clinician and conductor for state and county groups and adjudicator for theFlorida Orchestra Association. She has worked under the batons of Robert Shaw and Harold Farberman and performed in many orchestras and chamber groups including the Brevard Symphony, and Imperial (Lakeland) Symphony. She’s spent 25 years as a DisneyCompany cellist and has performed with legends RayCharles, BernadettePeters, the Indigo Girls, Joel Grey, MarvinHamlisch, David Foster,RobertaPeters, Renee Fleming and Sting.She’s also performed and conducted many musicals, helping launch the careers ofMichael Scott and Joey Fatone. Anne lives in St.Petersburg Florida with her puppy and Hemingway cat.