Robyn Reeves Lana
Robyn Reeves Lana is the founder, managing artistic director, and conductor of the award-winning Cincinnati Youth Choir (CCC), Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). At CCM, she sponsors undergraduate interns with the children’s choir and mentors graduate choral conducting students. Under her leadership, CYC has received the Scripps-Corbett Award and earned a gold medal in the 2012 World Choir Games.
Lana has directed international, state, and regional honor and festival choirs, including Florida (2014), Kentucky, Indiana, Minnesota (2013) Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, ACDA Southern Division Honor Choir, and at Carnegie Hall in 2013. She is a founding co-director of the Coastal Song Children’s Choir Festival, an annual national festival held in Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. Her choirs have performed for state, regional, and national professional development conferences. She has presented workshops for the World Choir Games 2012, Music Educators National Conference regional conventions, Chamber Music America National Convention, Northeast Ohio Education Association, Orff Schulwerk workshops, and regionally at colleges and universities and Music Education Associations in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
Lana regularly prepares her choirs for performance with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, the Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Cincinnati May Festival, and CCM choirs and orchestras, as well as for two Telarc label recordings with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Erich Kunzel.