Renee Gilliland is the associate conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Anschutz Medical Campus Symphony Orchestra, and cover conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.
She is also the assistant conductor of the University of Denver Lamont School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater where she is completing an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting under Lawrence Golan.
In August 2018, Renee made her international conducting debut with the Lviv Philharmonic in Ukraine conducting Beethoven and Berlioz. This past summer Gilliland also served as guest conductor for the Boulder Concert Band conducting five of their summer concert series performances. She has also guest conducted the Cleveland Pops in Cleveland, Tennessee. Other ensembles she has worked with at international and national workshops include the New Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria, the Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, and groups in Chicago, Connecticut and New York.
Renee holds a Master of Music in Viola Performance with a minor in Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Certificate of Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.
Renee has performed as a violinist and violist with ensembles such as the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C., with the Richmond and Columbus, Indiana Orchestras, as well as Las Cruces, New Mexico, Brazos Valley, and El Paso, Texas Symphony Orchestras. Renee was selected to perform with the first International YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and performed as a Young Artist Competition Winner with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Gürer Aykal.