Hana Morford is a violist and educator dedicated to empowering youth through the creative arts.  She currently serves as Education Director of Statewide Initiatives for Young Audiences/Arts for Learning. Previously, she oversaw the educational programming of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program, an El Sistema-inspired initiative.

As a creative workshop leader, she has led workshops in collaboration with the Alexandria Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, Creative Connections, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s YOSL program, and Bridge Boston.

Recent accolades for her work on inclusion and diversity include being selected as a committee member of American String Teacher Association’s Increasing Access Task Force as well as being named the 2015 recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Foundation viola award.

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. Ms. Morford’s former teachers include Victoria Chiang, James Dunham, Rebecca Henry, and Jeffrey Irvine.