Hotoda, the newly appointed Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic, was the former Associate Conductor for the Utah Symphony, a position she held from 2015-17. From 2009-12 she held the Assistant Conductor position for the Dallas Symphony. Her repertoire spans the masterful staples of the classical canon to works by the leading composers of today, and she is equally at home leading the orchestra from the piano as well as from the podium. Hotoda studied conducting with Gustav Meier at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music.