Dear OPYO friends and families,
It is my absolute pleasure to be appointed as the new music director of OPYO and conductor of our Youth Symphony Orchestra! OPYO is a culmination of our community’s most talented young musicians and with the help of conductors Jenny Castillo and our new PRESTO conductor Joshua Bland, we will create a wonderful and musically fulfilling experience for your children.
As the conductor of YSO, it is my mission to offer the most comprehensive musical experience through some of the greatest symphonic repertoire. My goal is to enable young musicians to find their “voice” through the discipline of professional rehearsal techniques and thoughtful practice. Then, encourage them to share that voice in collaboration with their peers to create a product that they can be proud of.
As we move in a new direction, I look forward to getting to know all of our young musicians, creating wonderful music, and most importantly, creating lifelong memories. See you on Monday!