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Ileana Fernandez began her study of piano at age 11, after coming to the United States from her native Cuba. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Jacksonville University, and a Master of Music in piano performance from Florida State University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Spanish from Middlebury College in Vermont. In 1979, Ms. Fernandez joined the faculty of the Florida State College at Jacksonville and in 1981, the roster of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Fernandez has recently retired from teaching at FSCJ, where she was Director of Piano Studies and taught Music Theory, Class Piano, Applied and Ensemble piano to music majors and music lovers alike! She continues to perform with the Jacksonville Symphony where she is Principal Keyboard and also accompanies the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus. Ms. Fernandez has been soloist on various occasions with the JSO and has performed for many fine arts series in the north Florida area both as recitalist and collaborator with talented JSO colleagues.