Renee Gilliland conducts the University of Colorado Boulder Campus Orchestra, where she is also pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree under the instruction of Maestro Gary Lewis. She is also the assistant conductor of the CU Symphony, Chamber, and Philharmonia Orchestras as well as the assistant and cover conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously, Gilliland was the music director of the Anschutz Medical Campus Symphony Orchestra in Aurora, Colorado, and associate conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. She was awarded an Artist Diploma in orchestral conducting from the University of Denver, where she was the assistant conductor of the Lamont School of Music Symphony and Opera Theater Orchestras. Gilliland enjoys exploring new repertoire with orchestras and learning from musicians of diverse backgrounds.