Donna Jelen is conductor of CIM’s String Sinfonia Orchestra and Preparatory Orchestra. She is also director of orchestras in the Shaker Heights City Schools.
- BM in violin performance, Oberlin Conservatory
- MM in violin performance, Houston Moores School of Music
- Violin studies with Gregory Fulkerson, Erich Eichhorn, Fredell Lack, David Russell and Roland and Almita Vamos
- Viola studies with Roland Vamos
- Conducting studies with Jody Kerschner, Joanne Erwin, Timothy Weiss, David Effron, George Stelluto and Virginia Allen