Student Conductors Shine at Conducting Debut Concert

April 28, 2014 04:15 PM

35 VanderCook students took to the podium to conduct their peers at an afternoon and evening concert on Sunday, April 27.  The conductors lead an ensemble in their primary discipline including the Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, and Philharmonic Orchestra. Each conductor is currently enrolled in Advanced Conducting and Methods of Teaching II where they learn to organize all aspects of planning and executing a concert. Junior, Jake Koulouris, admits that there is much more involved to pulling off an event like this then he had originally thought. The class handles everything from promotions, concert programs, and set ups, to sending thank you notes to all who were involved in helping with the event. All conductors also get ample time to rehearse their pieces at the regularly scheduled ensemble time.  Student conductors work with the ensembles for 15 minute increments and are critiqued by ensemble directors and conducting instructors.



Devante Anderson

Stacey Augle

Marisa Bellie

Elliot Borg

Kelly Burke

Ryan Burnett

John Caliban

Veronica Castorena

Zacary Clark

Samantha Elliott

Adriana Galan

Pedro Garcia

Brian Goodman

Michael Gonzalez

Ajanette Guzman

Juan Herrera

Alexander Hinds

Jacob Koulouris

Elise Kuchenbecker

Jessamyn Larsen

Jayron Latifi

DarLa Meaders

Omar Mendoza

Valentina Mendoza

Michelle Mock

Malu Navarrete

Juan Osorio

Kaitlin Pucci

Rosalind-Denise Rogers

Patricia Rosas

Clifford Smith

Gabriel Smith

Landen Vandever

Donald Warren

Marlee Wilde




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