ERICA ANGELINE SOLANO, CONDUCTOR
ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA
ISO is SFYSA’s intermediate string ensemble. Members will sharpen their instrumental and ensemble skills, and experience their first repertoire of consistent 5-part ensemble writing (violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello bass). When exiting ISO, musicians should be fully prepared for the experience of their instrument’s traditional role in a full orchestra. ISO is targeted towards middle school and advanced elementary students.
Target Age Group: Advanced/late elementary school and early middle school students.
ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR
Erica Solano is a versatile musician who has appeared on stages in Europe, Canada, and across the US. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her professional experience includes on-camera work with Grammy-nominee Aloe Blacc and performances with recording artists from around the world. As an active orchestral musician, she appears regularly with the Culver City Orchestra and is principal violist of the Huntington Beach Symphony. Ms. Solano’s live engagements include performances with Star Wars composer John Williams and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Prior to joining Santa Fe Public Schools, Ms. Solano taught strings, orchestra, and chamber music for 13 years in Southern California. She has held appointments at the Young Musicians Foundation, Jammin’ Music & Arts and has adjudicated concerto competitions. Ms. Solano holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Viola Performance from Central Washington University and a Master of Music Degree in Viola Performance from California State University, Long Beach.