SFYSA is excited to announce Haley Lovelace and Dorothy Bowers Wu as Associate Directors of the Elementary Strings program.
Haley will be focusing on program development, pedagogical oversight, and staffing. Dorothy will be working closely with Haley to coordinate the many logistical, organizational and communication aspects of the program.
Haley has re-joined SFYSA's Elementary Strings program because of her faith and belief in the program, as well as her desire to see it become a strong asset to SFYSA and the community. Dorothy is moving to Santa Fe from Monterey, CA where she was extensively involved with the youth symphony there, and developed their wind chamber program.
This is Haley Lovelace's sixth year with the SFYSA, where she's taught violin, viola, and cello Elementary Strings classes, conducted the PSO for its first years, as well as other various classes and private lessons. She comes from a Suzuki background, and holds a University Studies degree in String Pedagogy, Educational Psychology and Family Studies. She's very excited to be back, and to be taking on a role that allows her to support the students, parents, and teachers of Santa Fe. Haley's bio.
Dorothy recently relocated to Santa Fe after founding and directing the Woodwind Ensembles program for Youth Music Monterey from 2014-2107. A flutist by training, Dorothy uses coaching techniques that not only draw upon a twenty-year career of chamber music and orchestral performance, but additionally encourages and supports the development of musical literacy, ear-training, community outreach initiatives and team-based leadership skills in young musicians. Read Dorothy's full bio here.
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