Anne Wilkinson, Director


Anne holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Western Michigan University and a Master’s in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine. She has been a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and the Warren Chamber Orchestra, all in the Midwest. After moving to Maine in 1984, she developed a string program in the Saco and Dayton Schools which now numbers over 240 students. In addition to her position as Orchestra Director for Saco Schools and Thornton Academy, she is part-time faculty at the University of Southern Maine, and served as the Orchestra co-chair for the York County Junior High Festival and the District 1 Honors Music Festival.  She has been on the faculty at UMO Summer Youth Music Camp and the Thornton Academy Arts Camp. She is a frequent guest conductor for regional music festivals, low string adjudicator for the All-State Music Festival, plays in a string quartet and performs regularly in local orchestras and chamber music ensembles. Anne was on the faculty of the Southern Maine String Camp since 1993 and has served as the Director since 2000. When not getting ready for school and string camp, you will find Anne chasing grandchildren, doing major remodeling projects or fiercely pulling weeds in the garden.