Dr. Anna Skrupky is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra. Prior to this position, she was the director the Community Music School at Rowan University, the adult programming coordinator at the Music School of Delaware, was on staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Public Television, and the Madison Symphony. Additionally, she has taught on the faculties of the Rowan Community Music School, the Music School of Delaware, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Lawrence University, and at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County. Anna maintains an active teaching and freelancing schedule and performs frequently with the Allegheny Winds and the Nittany Valley Symphony. She received a DMA in horn from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a minor in arts administration, a MM in horn performance and literature from Northwestern University, and a BM in horn performance and general music education from Lawrence University.
Susan Kroeker is the personnel manager and principal flute of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra. She has a MMUS degree in Flute Performance from the Hartt School of Music where she studied with John Wion and Samuel Baron, and a BMUS from Wheaton College Conservatory (IL). She participated in the Sarasota Music Festival, Tanglewood Summer Flute Seminar, and masterclasses with Jean-Pierre Rampal. She currently freelances in Pennsylvania, and performs as principal flutist with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra and piccoloist with the Nittany Valley Symphony. Susan previously performed as principal flutist for the South Dakota Symphony, Dakota Wind Quintet, and the New England Pops.
She has been a flute instructor in State College area for 30 years, and has taught at Penn State University, Augustana College (SD), and Westfield State University (MA).
Mia Lang is our PCO intern, a senior at Penn State studying Music and Arts Entrepreneurship. When she isn't singing in one of Penn State's choirs or practicing her euphonium, she loves to work with students. During the weekend she is also an intern with the Cherub Choir at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in State College, and she spends her summers as a camp counselor at Interlochen Arts Camp. She is so excited to be a part of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra for the 2018-2019 season!