During the 2016-2017 season she served as Principal Conductor for CPYO (Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra) and from 2008-2012 she served as Professor of Orchestral Activities at El Sistema, Argentina. From 2005 to 2016 she worked as Assistant Professor at La Plata University, Argentina.
Moved by a strong conviction about the vitality that classical music can foster in our communities, Fernanda created La Trama Ensamble in 2013. She led this passion project for four years as its artistic and musical director.
Fernanda had conducted under the supervision of renowned Maestros as: Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher (with Sophia, New Symphony Orchestra – Bulgaria), M. Luis Gorelik (with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Entre Ríos, Argentina) ; M. Abel Rocha (with the Orchestra Sinfônica de Santo André – Brazil), M. Daizuke Soga (with the Orchestra Sinfônica de Londrina, Brazil), as well as she participated in masterclasses with Jac van Steen (Netherlands), Carlo Montanaro (Italy, USA), Rodolfo Fischer (Switzerland, Chile), Konstantinos Diminakis (Austria), Katherine Larsen McGuire (UK), Osvaldo Ferreira (Portugal), Ariel Alonso (France - Argentina).
Trained as a pianist, Fernanda plays viola with UI Orchestras. Fernanda holds two Bachelor’s degrees from La Plata University in Orchestral and Choral Conducting, a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from Penn State University, and she is completing Doctoral studies in Orchestral Conducting at The University of Iowa.