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Joanne Turner's Resume


Graduated from Immaculata College in 1966 with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Attended two years of Graduate music classes at Temple University in Pa, and Cal State Hayward, in California.  Studied piano and violin for 16 years.

Teaching experience

1966-1985 - Taught public school instrumental and vocal music for 20 years in Pennsylvania, Florida, California and Kwajalein Island in the South Pacific.  During that time I conducted bands, orchestras, choruses, jazz bands, guitar, and general music.

Corporate experience

In 1985- I transitioned to the corporate World and worked for Pacific Telesis as a computer teacher and course writer.

In 1987 - 1995 Worked for 3COM Corporation as a Course Developer, then Head of In-House Technical Training and in the last 6 years at 3COM Corporation was promoted to the Manager of the World -Wide System & Sales Engineer Training Program. This involved overseeing 7 different training divisions with engineers from 15 different countries.

Musical experience & Musical leadership experience

While working as a teacher and in the corporate world In California, I played 1st and 2nd violin in the following community orchestras:  Marin County, Symphony of the Mountain, California Symphony, and the Diablo Symphony.

I was personnel manager for Symphony of the Mountain, and helped the Diablo Symphony with organization and marketing.

From 1975- 2013 I sang soprano with the Blackhawk Chorus

In 2012- present - Played violin in the Kamuela Philharmonic

2012-present- played in the Chamber Orchestra of Kona

2012-present - sang Soprano in the Kona Choral Society

Presently am Vice President of the Kamuela Philharmonic, head of the fundraiser committee and head of the Artistic committee.