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Donna Minano

Donna Marie Minano

President, SBSO Board of Directors

1.  What year did you first join the Board? 


2.  Where did you go to school? 

California State University, Long Beach - Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

She hates down escalators because when I was ten I was going down the escalator at Dodger stadium and it pulled my palazzo pants off!.

4.  Hobbies

  1. Photography

  2. Going on adventures

  3. Cooking for friends and family



Donna Marie Minano is a native of Southern California, having resided in Arcadia, La Verne, or Rancho Cucamonga for most of her life. Donna Marie is co-founder (1990) and executive director of the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Company (IVRT) which performs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Claremont. She is also a music educator whose personal mission is to help children find their voice through music and the arts.

A veteran of all aspects of the musical stage in Southern California, from pit musician to singer to conductor, in 2001 she led her choir to Rome where they sang for a mass which was presided by Pope John Paul II and televised on Vatican TV.


She graduated from California State University, Long Beach, where she received his Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance in 1986. 

Her passion for classical music, combined with a deep desire to promote the arts through collaboration, prompted her to decide to serve with the San Bernardino Symphony.

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