A member of the South Bend and Illinois symphonies, Anna Mayne freelances throughout the tri-state area. She has performed with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Northwest Indiana Symphony, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, Marin Symphony, El Paso Symphony, El Paso Opera, Southwest Symphony (NM), Chicago Arts Orchestra and the Oistrach Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Mayne has been a member of the CINCO Brass Quintet since 1998. As a member of CINCO, she was a semi-finalist at the Carmel, Coleman and Fischoff National Chamber Music Competitions. CINCO has performed all over Chicago, most notably on the main stage at Millennium Park, the Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier, the Rush Hour Concert Series, and the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Mayne has a bachelor’s degree in music from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a professional diploma in orchestral studies from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. Mayne’s principal teachers include William Barnewitz, Dale Clevenger, Robert Ward and Gail Williams. She received fellowships to attend the Colorado College Summer Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Her playing has been described as “beautiful” (South Bend Tribune)and “impressive” (Marin Independent Journal). She can be heard on several recording labels, including the Arsis label and most notably on Albany Records with the Houston Grand Opera and the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble.
In addition to her busy performance schedule, Mayne is on the faculty at Elmhurst University and Northeastern Illinois University. She also maintains private horn studios throughout the Chicagoland area, including La Grange, Northbrook, Niles and Arlington Heights.