Ianthe Onelia Marini, Doctor of Musical Arts
"She was the one to watch"
-Boston Broadway Awards
Ianthe Onelia Marini (Doctor of Musical Arts, AGMA) is the 2019 American Prize Winner in Conducting. She is an LA-based professional actress, conductor, and singer, and the Associate Producer and Film Score Conductor for Realm Pictures International. She made her National Operatic debut with San Francisco Opera Company in the Pulitzer Prize winning opera OMAR, composed by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, and originated the role of Myth in the world premiere of Hamed Sinno's opera WESTERLY BREATH with The Industry Opera company in Los Angeles. She is the former Paul S. And Jean R. Amos Distinguished Chair for Choral Activities at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and before that, the first female conductor of the University of Maryland Men's Chorus. She has prepared choruses for the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center (DC) and has been invited to conduct at Carnegie Hall (NYC). Her stage work has earned her recognition as Best Actress in a Musical by Boston Broadway Awards (Anita, West Side Story), and she has led a number of independent films as female protagonist. She hails originally from Boston and Cape Cod, MA.