Nanci Severance has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1982. Before joining the Orchestra she attended Oberlin College, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Northern Illinois University and her primary teachers were Denes Koromzay and Bernard Zaslav. Ms. Severance has appeared with and been a member of many Bay Area ensembles, including the Donatello Quartet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Ensemble, PARLANTE Chamber Orchestra, and the Stanford String Quartet. She has participated in such summer festivals as the Grand Teton Music Festival, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Telluride Chamber Music Festival, and the Eastern Music Festival.