SAVANNAH, GA – November 8, 2016 – The Savannah Philharmonic has hired Jeana Melilli to be the organization’s new Education and Community Outreach Coordinator.

Melilli has been the Savannah Philharmonic’s Principal Flute since the organization’s inception. She is a native of Stockbridge, Georgia, and has earned a bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. Melilli is the piccolo/third flute for the Columbus (GA) Symphony Orchestra, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and the South Carolina Philharmonic, as well as an extra musician for the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Charleston Symphony, and other orchestras throughout the Southeast. She is a historical performance advocate and a founding member of the Savannah Baroque and the Vista Ensemble, playing Baroque flute in each.


“I teach flute in my private studio and was formerly an artist affiliate in flute at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, so I have a strong passion for music education. Over the years and during my freelancing career, I have enjoyed the opportunity to see the varied approaches to music education and outreach each organization has taken,” Melilli said. “The education concerts that I have played have been some of the most meaningful performances of my career. I am truly looking forward to growing the education and outreach programs the Savannah Philharmonic has established over the years.”

“Jeana’s background, skills and dedication make her an ideal choice for this position, says Executive Director Mitchell Krieger. “In her first days on the job she has made strong impact with her creativity and understanding. We look forward to collaborating with Jeana in building our Education and Outreach programming and becoming even more vital to the Savannah community.”

The Savannah Philharmonic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to provide the highest level of musical performances and educational programs featuring the highest caliber of professional musicians, a volunteer chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. The Savannah Philharmonic aims to exhilarate, educate, and enrich a large and diverse audience in the greater Savannah community.

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