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Bozeman Symphony Announces Interim Choir Conductor

Maren Haynes Marchesini joins the Symphony’s artistic team for a two-year appointment

BOZEMAN, Mont., -- The Bozeman Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Maren Haynes Marchesini to the position of Interim Symphonic Choir Conductor. A Bozeman native and choral conductor since 2008, Maren brings a passion for artistry and interdisciplinary collaboration drawn from experience in diverse musical ensembles and choirs.

“We are thrilled to welcome Maren to the artistic team. She comes with incredible experiences that I think will be valuable to our organization,’ says Music Director Norman Huynh. “I look forward to working with Maren to develop the Bozeman Symphonic Choir over the next two seasons.”

About Maren Haynes Marchesini: Maren grew up in Bozeman (playing with the Bozeman Symphony from 2000-2002) and returned in 2022 to serve as Director of Music and Worship at Hope Lutheran Church. She holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington where she studied with advisor Dr. Christina Sunardi and many diverse expert musicians. While at UW, she studied choral conducting under Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers, also singing with the UW Chamber Singers. Prior, she earned a BA in Cello Performance from Whitworth University. To learn more about Maren Haynes Marchesini, visit

“Shaping choral sound, developing vocal technique, and connecting to our shared purpose and passion fill me with joy. Thus the opportunity to direct the Symphonic Choir, an excellent ensemble with capable and committed singers, is a dream,’ says Haynes Marchesini. “The Bozeman Symphony's exciting artistic vision brings together a passion for the tradition of Western art music, as well as a commitment to its future, supporting living composers, young artists, and unique, diverse collaborations. I look forward to working with Norman and the many talented, committed musicians in the choir (and orchestra) as we bring this vision to life!”

For anyone interested in joining Maren and the Bozeman Symphonic Choir, auditions will be held on September 7 starting at 7:00 PM. Experienced singers of all voice types are welcome and encouraged to email to schedule an audition. Auditions will include vocalizations and sight reading, but no prepared repertoire is required.

During the 2023/24 season, audiences can hear the Bozeman Symphonic choir at the annual Holiday Spectacular December 15-17, 2023, “O, Fortuna” Orff’s Carmina Burana May 18 & 19, 2024, and At the Movies: The Music of John Williams June 7-9, 2024. Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at 406-585-9774.

Under the leadership of Music Director Norman Huynh, the Bozeman Symphony presents a repertoire of symphonic and choral music performed for the benefit of south-central Montana. Each season includes six Classical Series concerts, the Bozeman Symphony Presents Series, family programming, and "Current Commotion" – an experimental music series that allows the Bozeman Symphony to be on the cutting edge of the industry. The Bozeman Symphony also presents community outreach performances across Montana through its Far Afield program. For more information, visit

Contact: Jennah Applebaum

Bozeman Symphony Orchestra

Office: 406.585.9774 ext. 106

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