Maureen Hynes, co-founder of the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival, enjoys an active career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher in the New York musical world. She performs regularly with the American Ballet Theater, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra of New York, American Composers Orchestra, the Westchester Philharmonic, the Bard Festival Orchestra and the Queens Symphony. She has appeared at the Spoleto and Aspen Festivals, and at the Lake George Opera Festival. Her work in New York has included substitute work in many Broadway shows and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show. Ms. Hynes was a winner of the Concert Artist Guild Award with the Janus Ensemble and she is currently a member of the Pierrot Consort. She has performed in Europe, Canada, Korea and Hong Kong both as cellist and gambist. Professor Hynes is Director of Orchestral and String Studies at LIU Post, where she is professor of cello and conductor of the C.W. Post Orchestra, the C.W. Post String Ensemble and the Merriweather Consort. In 2009, she received the Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award from Long Island University for her contributions to the Department of Music. She was also the creator and director of the C.W. Post Pre-College Music Program. She has guest conducted at the Nassau All-County Festival at Tilles Center, the SCMEA Festival and the Long Island String Festivals in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. She received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Hynes has given Master Classes in Seoul, Korea and on Long Island and has coached at the Mannes Pre-College Division. She has recorded for the Albany label. Ms. Hynes is a member of Chamber Music America, Early Music America, MENC and the American String Teachers Association.