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Juan Francisco La Manna

Juan Francisco La Manna is smiling and wearing a terra cotta shirt with a black jacket on top.

Professor - Orchestra, Conducting
Music Literature and History, Strings - Area Coordinator

Contact Information

Tyler Hall 111
[email protected]

Office hours

M&W, 3-4, or by appointment

Juan Francisco La Manna is orchestra director at the State University of New York in Oswego, Artistic Director and conductor of Oswego Opera, and conductor of the Oswego Youth Orchestra. Prior to his appointment at S.U.N.Y., Dr. La Manna was conductor for the State Ballet of Missouri, where he directed the St. Louis and Kansas City Symphonies; he was also music director of the Northland Symphony and the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. La Manna was principal conductor for Miami City Ballet for four years, directing ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic, and receiving excellent reviews from The New York Times and The Miami Herald. As Artistic Director of Oswego Opera he has conducted La Traviata, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, La boheme, Brundibar, and, recently, Britten’s Noyes Fludde.

Conductor, Miami City Ballet
Conductor, State Ballet of Missouri

Guest Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra
Guest Conductor, Naples Philharmonic
Guest Conductor, Teatro Lirico d'Europa
Guest Conductor, Kansas City Symphony
Guest Conductor, Saint Louis Symphony
Guest Conductor, Nureyev and Friends
Artistic Director and Conductor, Lawrence Chamber Orchestra
Conductor, Northland Symphony
Conductor, Benedictine College
Conductor, Washburn University
Music Teacher, Notre Dame de Sion


BM Indiana University: magna cum laude

MM Indiana University : magna cum laude 

DMA. Conservatory of the Univ. of Missouri–Kansas City: magna cum laude


Enrica Cavallo Gulli, 
Franco Gulli 
Robert Olson
John McIntire

Classes Taught

Director of College-Community Orchestra 
MUS 101 (Music Appreciation)
Piano, Conducting, Orchestration