UA Philharmonic Orchestra
October 14, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10
About the Conductors
María Fátima Corona del Toro is a doctoral student in orchestral conducting, and a University Fellow recipient from The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. She is originally from Nayarit, Mexico, where she began her studies and love for music.
Ms. Corona graduated with honors in violin performance from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. She became a music professor at the University of Nayarit, and artistic director and violin coach at Esperanza Azteca Nayarit Symphony Orchestra, where she made her debut as a conductor, becoming the first female conductor of this project nationwide.
In 2020, Ms. Corona pursued an artistic diploma in orchestral conducting at Catholic University of America with Simeone Tartaglione and Murry Sidlin. She served as assistant conductor and violin coach for the DC Concert Orchestra Society, and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. Ms. Corona also holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Michigan State University where she studied with Dr. Octavio Más-Arocas and Dr. Katherine Kilburn. She served as assistant conductor of the Opera, M21, Concert, and Symphony ensembles from MSU. During her time in the Michigan area, she also collaborated as an assistant and reader conductor with Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Youth Symphony as a guest conductor, and Battle Creek Symphony as a guest violinist
She has participated in masterclasses with Benjamin Zander, Carlos Spierer, Ángel Garrido, Alfredo Ibarra, Linus Lerner, David Harutyunyan, and Kenneth Kiesler, among others. Ms. Corona has performed in numerous venues across the US, Mexico, Canada, and Ecuador.
Currently, Ms. Corona is studying orchestral conducting with Dr. Thomas Cockrell, and is an assistant conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opera at The University of Arizona.