Anita Juilianna has served as the English hornist and 2nd oboist for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra since 1996 and as librarian since 1999. She received her undergraduate degree in music from the Florida State University College of Music in 1985. She has played for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Villages Community Orchestra, the Albany (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra, the Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional Orchestra and various contract orchestras throughout the Central Florida area. She has played in orchestras accompanying featured soloists Itkaz Perlman, Joshua Bell, Idina Menzel, Marvin Hamlisch, Jodi Benson, Mannheim Steamroller, the Indigo Girls and Martina McBride.
Anita has dedicated much of her career to music education in Brevard County. She is Adjunct Professor of Music at Eastern Florida State College teaching oboe, English horn and bassoon. She maintains a large private studio of the same. She is a double reed consultant for the Brevard County School System music program and was an elementary music teacher at Meadowlane Elementary School teaching over 1,100 students weekly in general music classes and conducting the chorus and string programs each with enrollment exceeding 100 students. Her private oboe and English horn students have consistently met superior standards of excellence over the last 20 years. Many of her students are selected for Florida All-State and Brevard County All-County bands and orchestras. She consistently produces 30 – 40 % of the total annual Florida All-State oboists, many of whom are seated as principal oboe and English horn. A significant number of her students enter college as music majors and successfully attain careers as music educators and performers. In the last 20 years, 100% of all oboists selected for Brevard All-County Bands and Orchestras have been her students.
Anita has worked extensively in the field of orchestral management. She interned with the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs Grants Bureau and was subsequently hired as Assistant Manager of the Tallahassee (Fl.) Symphony Orchestra. While working for the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Anita was selected as a finalist for the League of American Orchestras Orchestra Management Fellowship. In 1985 Anita was hired to serve as the General Manager of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. During her tenure as general manager, Anita oversaw the selection process of Kypros Markou as Music Director, the transition from a volunteer to a professional orchestra, the designation of the BSO as the “Orchestra in Residence” at the King Center for the Performing Arts, the development of the Brevard County String Consultants Program in the school system, the strengthening of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra, the development of the 5th grade Youth Concerts and an aggressive effort in the area of securing grants to fund orchestral programs and activities. She served as a community advocate for the arts and music education in the Brevard County in her capacity as General Manager of the symphony. She help found and chaired the first Cultural Arts Committee which combined the talents and skills of all area arts organizations administrators in efforts to secure a future for the arts in Brevard County.