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Concert Highlight

RIT PAVC and Empire Film Music Ensemble present: Live to Picture Preview

Empire Film Music Ensemble and RIT Performing Arts present a special preview for RIT: LIVE TO PICTURE, a film showcase celebrating the collaboration between filmmakers and composers in Rochester.

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Faculty Profile

Meet Dr. Jenny VälitaloDirector of RIT Orchestra and Visiting Lecturer

What is your background? I was born in northern Sweden, in a small town above the arctic circle. I love snow and actually learned to ski before I could walk. I might be the happiest person on campus during winter! I came to the U.S. in 2004 as a Fulbright scholar and have enjoyed living and working in Boston and Rochester. My musical career began in church choir at age 4. I have since performed on five continents and taught music classes in 24 countries. My community work and involvement with organizations promoting education and cultural exchange have allowed me opportunities to share the joy of music while fostering social and academic growth for children and youth in developing countries as well as urban settings.