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AVANTI Ensemble Directors 2017

 

Bryan Kolk – Orchestra Director 2017

Bryan Kolk

Bryan Kolk is a music educator and bassist currently teaching in Troy, Michigan. He received a Bachelors of Music Education and Masters in Double Bass performance from the University of Michigan, and studied conducting at the Pierre Monteux School and the Sherborne Summer School. After graduating he moved to Seattle where he served as Assistant Conductor to the Everett and Bainbridge Island Youth Symphonies, performed as principal bass of the Northwest Symphony and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestras, taught strings in the Lake Washington School District, coached for the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Endangered Instruments Program, directed the Seattle JazzEd Introductory Ensemble, and was operations director of the international Marrowstone Music Festival.

In 2013 Bryan returned to Michigan to become the Orchestra Director at Caledonia High School following the retirement of his first mentor and teacher Peter DeLille. In 2015 he became the Orchestra Director at Troy High School, a national award winning orchestral program North of Detroit. Currently he conducts four ensembles including a Symphony Orchestra as well as the Troy High Country Fiddlers. He is also active in the string education and outreach community, active as a clinician across the state of Michigan and currently serving as Treasurer for the Michigan American String Teachers Association.

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Brandon Ulrich – AVANTI Massed Chorus Director 2017 – information coming soon! 

 

AVANTI  Ensemble Directors 2016
Alan MacNair
Michael Steele
Carolyn Gross
Michael Steele no photo available
Symphonic Orchestra    Symphonic Band ccAVANTI Massed Chorus

 

AVANTI  Ensemble Directors 2015

 

Paul Schawver
Brian Nutting
Carolyn Gross
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Symphonic Orchestra    Symphonic Band ccAVANTI Massed Chorus

 

 

 

AVANTI  Ensemble Directors 2014
Jonathan Glawe
Wendy Matthews
Kevin Dewey
Jonathan Glawe Wendy Matthews
Symphonic Orchestra    Symphonic Band ccAVANTI Massed Chorus

 

AVANTI  Ensemble Directors 2013
Alan MacNair Timothy Cibor Kevin Dewey
           Orchestras         Symphonic Band ccAVANTI Massed Chorus
AVANTI  Ensemble Directors 2012
Anthony Krempa Kenneth Thompson Kevin Dewey
Symphonic Orchestra Symphonic Band AVANTI Massed Chorus