Donna Jelen is director of orchestras in the Shaker Heights City Schools. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2006.


  • Oberlin Conservatory, BM in violin¬†performance
  • Houston Moores School of Music, MM in violin performance¬†
  • Violin studies with Gregory Fulkerson, Erich Eichhorn, Fredell Lack, David Russell, Roland and Almita Vamos¬†
  • Viola studies with Roland Vamos
  • Conducting studies with Jody Kerschner, Joanne Erwin and Timothy Weiss.