Sinfonietta conductor Geri Hamilton graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the spring of 2004. She has extensive experience teaching beginners, middle and high school level orchestra through her work in the public schools of Waunakee, Stoughton and Oregon. In the spring of 2019 and after 15 years, Mrs. Hamilton chose to take a new path by leaving the public schools, expanding her studio and pursuing her passion for teaching privately.
In the spring of 2016, she joined the staff of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) as the conductor for their newest string ensemble, Opus One and in the fall of 2018, she took her new place as the conductor of the Sinfonietta Orchestra. She too is a proud six-year alumna of this wonderful organization.
Not only has Mrs. Hamilton been a violinist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra since 2003, but she also enjoys singing and playing electric fiddle with her new band, Tent Show Troubadours. She makes it a top priority as a music educator to maintain her playing skills and set the best example for her students.