Operations Assistant (JO, PO, SO, Chamber)
A Chicagoland native, Reanna Panlilio joined CYSO in 2022 as one an Operations Assistant. Reanna is an active clarinetist and administrator in the Chicagoland area. She currently performs with the Naperville Winds and the Yorkville Community Band, where she also serves as a seasonal administrator. Reanna also has her own clarinet studio where she shares the love for music to young musicians by providing a fun and positive curriculum.
Reanna is currently studying to receive her Master of Arts (MA) in Performing Arts Administration from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Before joining CYSO, Reanna was the Artistic Intern for Fifth House Ensemble of Chicago.
Outside from working and performing, Reanna enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves walking, traveling, and trying new foods.
Who is your favorite musician/piece/song to listen to and why?
I enjoy listening to the music of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. I was introduced to this ballet when I was young, I cherished the astounding choreography and music. I grew up taking dance classes for thirteen years and I acquired a great appreciation for this masterpiece.
What was the first ensemble you played in?
The first ensemble I played in was my elementary school band in Yorkville, IL. However, the first orchestra I played in was Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. I enjoyed playing in a full orchestra, performing challenging repertoire, and meeting new musicians.