marlene pauleyMarlene Pauley’s passion for music is palpable in the education concerts she designed for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s nationally recognized CONNECT Program. The success of those concerts led to an offer to conduct the orchestra’s Family Concert Series.  By 2002 it became their best selling series. Innovative programming and commanding stage presence have made her a favorite on both sides of the podium.

Currently, Marlene is Music Director of Wayzata Symphony Orchestra.  This season, Pauley will conduct the showcase concert for the Young Artist World Piano Festival and will be guest conductor for the Lakes Area Chamber Orchestra Festival.  Pauley has conducted concerts for Rochester (NY) Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Grand Teton Music Festival (Jackson Hole WY), Virginia Arts Festival and for the Pro Musica Series in Kansas City. In 2007, Pauley conducted the premiere of Pocahontas, an opera written to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.