Hana Morford is a violist and educator dedicated to empowering youth through the creative arts. In addition to her conducting and teaching work at the Peabody Preparatory, she currently serves as the Manager of Teaching and Learning of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program, where she oversees educational programming to 1,100 Baltimore City youth. Morford also serves as a committee member of the American String Teacher Association’s Increasing Access Task Force.
As a creative workshop leader, she is passionate about using musical composition to promote youth ownership and connection, and has led workshops in collaboration with the Alexandria Symphony, Creative Connections, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s YOSL program, and Bridge Boston.
Morford’s former experiences include serving as Education Director of the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestras’ Bridges program (a large urban strings initiative), as well as managing the Baltimore Symphony’s Academy programs for adult amateur musicians.
She holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, and the Peabody Conservatory, as well as a certificate from the New England Conservatory’s Sistema Fellows program. A former fellowship recipient at music festivals including Aspen, Sarasota, Kneisel Hall, and Spoleto USA, Morford plays a viola made by make Jonathan Cooper as the 2015 recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Foundation award.