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Olivia Ren
Principal Librarian

Olivia Ren is a performance librarian and violinist based in the Washington, D.C. area. She is the head orchestra librarian for the National Philharmonic at Strathmore, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute and Festival hosted by the University of Maryland. She is also the Redefining the Canon Program Director at the Boulanger Initiative, where she works to expand the traditional audition repertoire to include excerpts by historically marginalized composers.

Olivia was previously the interim ensemble librarian at the Peabody Institute, and has worked in the orchestra libraries of the National Symphony Orchestra, the American Pops Orchestra, and the University Of Maryland School Of Music.

As a violinist and educator, Olivia has taught and performed in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since 2015. She is a section violin member of The Apollo Orchestra, and has performed with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, along with other area orchestras.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Olivia graduated from Case Western Reserve University in association with the Cleveland Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in 2015, and subsequently graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master of Music degree in 2018.