Faculty profile

Juan Francisco La Manna

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


Tyler Hall 111

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 FigaroDie 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