Mrs. Anne Rupert

Principal Conductor
Symphonic Orchestra

Anne Rupert is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she earned degrees in Cello Performance and Instrumental Music Education. Mrs. Rupert has enjoyed a very long and successful public-school teaching career in Fairfax County Public Schools where she has taught at Oakton High School, Franklin Middle School, Rachel Carson Middle School and now Robinson Secondary School where she has been teaching the high school and advanced middle school orchestra classes since 2006. Additionally, from 1999-2011 and 2014 – 2017 she was the Music Director and Youth Symphony Orchestra director of the Youth Orchestras of Prince William (YOPW).

Mrs. Rupert's orchestras have consistently received Superior Ratings and Best Overall Orchestra Awards at District and National competitions in the United States and Canada. In June 2006, Mrs. Rupert made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut with YOPW’s Youth Symphony Orchestra, earning a Gold Rating at the New York Youth Orchestra Festival.

Since 1989 Mrs. Rupert has been a member of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra cello section, where she also served as Music Librarian from 2003-2007. She performs frequently as a freelance cellist in the Washington D.C. Metro Area and maintains a small private cello studio in her home. Mrs. Rupert is the 1994 and 2010 recipient of the American String Teachers Association Virginia Chapter (VASTA) Outstanding Orchestra Director Award, the 2006 Kathleen Seefeldt Award for Musical Excellence in Prince William County, the 2007 Award for Outstanding Service to the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and the 2008- and 2012-People’s Choice Awards at Robinson Secondary School.

Since 1994, Mrs. Rupert has served as guest conductor to many of the All County, Junior Regional Orchestra and Junior/Senior District orchestras in Virginia, North Carolina, and Connecticut, and the Junior All State Orchestra in Maryland. She has been on the conducting staff at various summer and special festivals including the Greater Washington Suzuki Summer Institute, the UNCG Summer Music Camp and JMU Spring String Thing. She frequently adjudicates at State Orchestra Assessments and Solo and Ensemble Festivals across VA and in MD. Mrs. Rupert holds active memberships with NAfME, VBODA and ASTA.

Mrs. Rupert lives in Clifton, VA with her husband Greg and their family of five sons and furry friend, Rascal. She thanks you for the opportunity to serve you in this capacity and appreciates your support of these students’ musical endeavors. She is grateful to share her love of music with such talented and dedicated students and families.


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