orchestralia: the land of classical music
Since 2006, I have been on staff with the Greensboro Symphony, now as Education Director. With my colleagues in the orchestra, we present over 75 chamber ensemble concerts per year in Guilford County Elementary Schools. We perform for over 25,000 students with our annual Middle and Elementary School Concert Programs. The Lillian Rauch Beginning Strings Program (a Symphony partnership with Peck and Cone Elementary Schools and the UNC-Greensboro Music Education Department) has grown into an exemplary program. The Greensboro Symphony High School Partnership Program is growing each year. More information is available at the Greensboro Symphony website.
As part of this position, I am the Orchestra Manager for the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra program. I work with a group of fantastic professional conductors and educators as well as many dedicated volunteers. Our Youth Orchestra program has three ensembles and 150 students overall. The top ensemble went to Chicago in 2014 - read about it here and here. In 2015, the group created a professional recording, with both full-ensemble and studio playing. The result now is available on CDbaby.com and on iTunes. More information at gsyo.org.
While at the Eastman School of Music, I took courses in and earned a certificate from the Arts Leadership Program. I'm interested in current developments in the orchestra and music worlds as well as relationships between performing arts organizations and educational programming. If you're interested in knowing more about what we are doing in Greensboro, please drop me a line!
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