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Ann Krinitsky

Employee Information

Music Conservatory, Upper School
Virtuoso Program Director, Sinfonia Director

Contact Information

School Phone
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Hall of The Arts

Education & Achievements

AB with High Honors, UC Berkeley
Conductors Institute at Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford


At SD Since

Ann Krinitsky directs the Virtuoso Program at San Domenico School as well as the Marin Symphony Youth Performance programs.

A frequent guest conductor and former violinist with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Krinitsky has led concerts on Oahu as well as on tour to the neighbor islands of Hawaii and Kauai. She performed for a crowd of 40,000 at Ala Moana Beach Park as part of the televised Memorial Day Lantern Floating Ceremony. She regularly conducts Ballet Hawaii's Nutcracker and has enjoyed numerous collaborations with Chamber Music Hawaii and the Onium Ballet Project. She has also guest conducted the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival String Orchestra.

In the Bay Area, her posts have included Director of Orchestras at Stanford University; Music Director of the Nova Vista Symphony, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Berkeley Youth and Community Women’s Orchestras; Conductor of the Acalanes Chamber Orchestra; and Assistant Conductor of the Pacific Mozart Ensemble. She has guest conducted the Women's Philharmonic, the Camellia Symphony, and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. She has also served on the faculty at Laney College in Oakland and appeared as Conductor of the Chautauqua Summer Orchestra in western New York state.

Graduating with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Michael Senturia, Ms. Krinitsky completed three summers of study with Harold Farberman and various visiting artists at the Conductor's’ Institute at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. In 1993, she was invited to participate in the American Composer-Conductor Program, which is designed to allow five conductors and five composers exchange knowledge and expertise.

In addition to her conducting duties, she has performed nationally as a violinist and is a published music transcriber, arranger and copyist. She serves as guest conductor and adjudicator at various festivals and competitions. She is married to conductor and timpanist Stuart Chafetz.

“My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico Community is the support of, and appreciation for, the performing arts, which play a vital role in developing a strong team as well as a whole individual.”

Publications and Presentations

  • The New Real Book, Standards Real Book, Latin Real Book (Sher Music Co.)