Robyn Reeves Lana is the founder, managing artistic director and conductor of the award-winning Cincinnati Children's Choir, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. At CCM, Lana sponsors undergraduate interns with the children's choir and mentors graduate choral conducting students. Level III Orff-Schulwerk-certified, she also teaches general music for grades 1-8 at the Montessori Academy of Cincinnati.
Lana is a regular guest conductor for international, state and regional honor and festival choirs, most recently in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ohio. She looks forward to conducting the ACDA Southern Division Honor Choir in 2012. In demand as a clinician, she has presented workshops on choral artistry and vocal development for workshops at Music Educators National Conference regional conventions, for the Music Educators Association of Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio, and for the Northeast Ohio Educatiion Association. She has presented techniques for educating and performing chamber music for young children at the Chamber Music America National Convention.
Lana regularly prepares choirs for performances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, the Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Cincinnati May Festival, and for international festivals and CCM choirs and orchestras. She has prepared singers to perform with a Broadway touring company and regularly prepares her choirs for performance with the CCM Opera Division. She prepared CCM for CD releases, and has prepared the group for two Telarc label recordings with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, as well as two national recordings for Earthsongs Publications.
Articles by Lana have been published in the Choral Journal, Choristers Guild's The Chorister, and Chamber Music America's CMA Matters. She serves as ACDA representative for the 2012 World Choir Games Music Advisory Committee and as national chair for ACDA's Children's and Community YouthChoir Repertoire and Standards. She is a member of Chorus America, MENC, AOSA and IFCM.
Lana has bachelor and master's degrees in Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has a cognate in Voice and has done postgraduate work with Henry Leck at Butler University.