The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestra announces the 2019/20 interim conductor for the Prelude & Etude Orchestras will be Amy Shannon of Hixson.
Ms. Shannon currently teaches at the after school elementary strings program at Boyd-Buchanan and is a private cello instructor. She brings to the CSOYO a long history of elementary, middle, high school and collegiate strings instruction in both Tennessee and Florida, starting with the Cadek Conservatory from 2000 to 2005. She serves as a substitute cellist with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and plays in other regional ensembles.
She is also a CSOYO alumna, performing in the CSOYO Symphony under Gary Wilkes for three seasons, from 1993 until 1996.
“My experience playing with a full orchestra in the CSOYO really inspired me to keep playing as an adult, become a better musician, and become a music teacher,"said Ms. Shannon. "I still stay in touch with many of the friends I met in the CSOYO.”
Ms. Shannon is filling in for Floy Wang, who is on medical leave this year. Ms. Shannon will begin the season on Aug. 19.