ARTISTIC MUSIC DIRECTOR
CONDUCTO
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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

Dr. Cheri Collins


Dr. Cheri Collins 
attended the Manhattan School of Music on full scholarship and was one of two freshmen violinists chosen that year to study with Raphael Bronstein. After graduation, Dr. Collins played first violin in the São Paulo Symphony in Brazil, the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, the American Chamber Orchestra, and has had a varied and successful freelance and teaching career in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area for the past thirty years.
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CONDUCTOR
PRELUDE ORCHESTRA
STRING ENSEMBLE
Ms. Diana L. Chou

Diana Chou, cellist and conductor, began her cello instruction at the age of four with Emily Hall through Buffalo Suzuki Strings. She progressed quickly and played with the advanced touring ensemble by the age of 12. Her orchestra solo debut was with the Orchard Park Symphony in 2000, playing the Lalo Cello Concerto. In the fall of 2014, she performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos with the Fairfax Chamber Players, and in the spring of 2016, she performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra. (continue reading)

DIRECTOR of PERCUSSION
Dr. David M. Wolf

Dr. David Wolf is a percussion educator and performer in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. Metro area. Along with his position as Director of Percussion for TCSYO, he serves as the Percussion Director James Madison High School and McLean High School where he teaches the Percussion Class, directs the Percussion Ensemble, and oversees all percussion activities for the Marching and Concert Ensembles.
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WOODWIND SECTIONAL COACH
SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA
Mr. Kenneth Lee


Kenneth Lee is TCSYO's woodwind sectional coach. He has had many advantages in his musical life. Mr. Lee started clarinet with a wonderful first teacher named John Placca who early in high school sent him to his clarinet teacher, David Weber. In his senior year, his high school baseball tournament conflicted with Mr. Weber's approach ("You have to decide if you're going to be a baseball player or a clarinet player!"), his father found Joseph Allard. Joe Allard asked Ken if it might not be easier for him to articulate if his tongue weren't tucked behind his bottomteeth. After leaving the US Army Band in Washington, Mr. Lee found Leon Russianoff, whose approach to him, as a student and clarinetist had an enormous influence on his teaching.
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DIRECTOR of CHAMBER MUSIC
Mr. John Kaboff


John Kaboff, B.M., M.M., studied with Janos Starker at Indiana University as well as Jacqueline DuPre’s teacher, William Pleeth, at the Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands and at the Britten-Peers Summer School in England. In addition to serving as Mr. Pleeth’s teaching assistant, he studied at the International Academy of Chamber Music in Kronberg, Germany, with Arto Noras.
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