ULLI REINER, is Artistic Director and co-founder of the
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of San Diego-Intermediate Symphony, Suzuki School and formerly conductor and co-founder of
the Civic Youth Orchestra-Intermediate String Orchestra and Chamber String ensembles. Ms. Reiner is an adjunct faculty
member of Palomar College, Concertmaster and Orchestra Manager of the Palomar College Symphony Orchestra, founder, Orchestra
Manager and Concertmaster of the Poway Community Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of the Poway Community Symphonette and Orchestra
Director with the Poway Unified School District. She was the founder and Orchestra Director of the Poway High School
Symphony and has taught orchestra at Mt. Carmel High School, Black Mountain Middle School, Mesa Verde Middle School, and Meadowbrook
Middle School. She is currently the Orchestra Director at Bernardo Heights Middle School, Twin Peaks Middle School,
and also is the instructor for the Music Appreciation offered to non-music students. A graduate of the University of
Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, she received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphasis in violin and
viola performance and went on to graduate study at San Diego State University, the University of Southern California, and
the University of San Diego. Her violin and viola teachers have included Melvin Ritter, Tiberius Klausner, Yukiko Kamei,
Noumi Fisher, Milton Thomas and her father, Rudolf Reiner.
Her musical studies began at the age of 3 1/2 starting
cornet with her father as her teacher who attended the Bruckner Conservatory of Music in Linz, Austria. She played trumpet
in both elementary and junior high school. She was also a regular member of the Deutschmeister Brass Band of St. Louis
and played trumpet in her family church Brass Quintet throughout college. She began her violin studies at the age of
11 also with her father as her first teacher.
As a professional violinist, she has performed with the
San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Starlight Opera, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, St. Louis Municipal Opera, the St. Louis
Philharmonic, and the Alexandria String Quartet. As a certified private instructor of Suzuki and traditional violin,
her students have won numerous awards and scholarships leading to professional careers in music. She has performed under conductors
Leonard Slatkin, Alexis Hauser, David Atherton, Peter Eros, and Walter Susskind to name a few. She has also enjoyed
performing in the entertainment industry under such great artists as Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, Johnny Matthias, Angela
Landsbury, Carol Channing, Yul Brynner, Lauren Bacall, Vincent Price and Zero Mostel among many other top performers.
She has also worked in the recording industry having made commercials for both local and national corporations.
Ms. Reiner is a member of the Suzuki Association of the
Americas, Suzuki Association of San Diego, served on the Board of Directors of the American String Teachers Association and
is an adjudicator for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association. She currently hosts and founded
the PUSD Middle School Orchestra Festival with guest adjudicator and Artistic Director of the Cap Cod Symphony and Interlochen
School of the Arts, Maestro Jung-Ho Pak and also founded and hosts the annual PUSD String Solo/Ensemble Festival. She
was recognized in 1991 and again in 1993 by Outstanding Young Women of America and in 2000 was elected to the prestigious
Who's Who of American Teachers. Since 1995 she has led successful international concert tours of Salzburg, Vienna, London,
and Paris conducting the Civic Youth Orchestra Chamber Strings and her "Mostly Mozart Orchestra" comprised of students from
the Poway Unified School District. She was invited to conduct at the American String Teachers National Convention in
Reno, Nevada in 2005 and also was the guest conductor for the San Diego Unified School District Honor Orchestra in the spring
of 2005. Her orchestras continue to be invited yearly to perform in international festivals around the globe.
Ms. Reiner performs regularly as a violin soloist with
the Palomar Symphony, Poway Symphony, Poway Community Symphonette and with the Maryland University Symphony Orchestra in St.
Louis, Missouri. In 2011 Ms. Reiner was appointed conductor of the Concert Strings ensemble with the San Diego Youth Symphony
Ms. Reiner’s ensembles are sought after to perform
in international festivals around the globe and she will travel to the Vienna Advent Festival with her Poway Symphonette in
2014 to perform at this yearly event.