Chief Musician Devona Schiller
Chief Musician Devona Schiller is a native of Baltimore County, Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Music in education and flute performance from James Madison University, where she studied with Carol Kniebusch Noe. Under the tutelage of Anthony Maiello, she received a Master of Music in conducting from George Mason University.
Schiller entered the United States Navy in 1998. During her first two years in the Navy, she was assigned to the ATLANTIC Fleet Band in Norfolk, Virginia, where she performed in the woodwind quintet and as principal flutist in the wind ensemble. She also served as a vocalist and operations assistant, and was featured with the wind ensemble as a flute soloist and conductor.
In 2000, Schiller auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. She performs as flutist with the marching band, Chamber Winds, ceremonial units, and wind quintet. Schiller was a 2017 Honor Graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, and holds a secondary Navy Enlisted Classification as a Command Pay & Personnel Administrator. Her collateral duties include serving as Awards Writer, Sailor of the Year and Sailor of the Quarter Program Coordinator, Career Information Program Manager, and Head Enlisted Conductor.