Conductor Dr. Steven Errante also conducts for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the UNCW Department of Music faculty.
Dee Perry’s daughter, Blythe plays violin in the Junior Strings program. Perry says of her daughter’s experience in the program, “Not only have her violin skills increased, but also her confidence and comfort level playing in front of a large audience. She now plays a wide variety of music and enjoys playing everything from fiddle tunes to classical. Blythe looks forward to her practices and performances with the Junior Strings. We are lucky to have such an amazing program in our community.”
The mission of the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings is to enrich the lives of Cape Fear area youth by providing talented young musicians with unique orchestral training and performing opportunities. These ensembles perform four concerts per year, which creates opportunities for more than 100 young musicians to perform on stage.
The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Steven Errante and managed by Robert Norem. The Junior Strings is directed by Jane Tierney.
For more information about the WSO's youth education programs, please visit http://wsoyouth.blogspot.com/.