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The School of Orchestral Studies provides a truly unique opportunity to work side-by-side with members of one of the finest symphony orchestras in the world. You will be coached in small groups and in sectional rehearsals, so your access to individual attention will be unmatched.

Our Faculty

Artistic Director

Dr. Bruce Kiesling's current conducting positions include staff positions with the Pasadena Symphony and the Tulare County Symphony.

Strings Director

Catherine Birke is a professional violinist and orchestra director from Port Washington, NY.

Wind and Percussion Director

Christopher Neske is currently the band director at East Islip High School in Islip Terrace, NY where he conducts the concert band and wind ensemble.