|By DWAYNE BUTLER - TimeOut Editor||
June 12, 2014
The Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra has hired Daniel Duffy as
music director of the MYSO’s Philharmonia Orchestra.
served as director of bands at Waukesha West High School since
2000, a role which has included the management of two concert
bands, symphonic winds and percussion, a wind ensemble, two jazz
bands, a marching band, pep band, pit orchestra and a variety of
additional ensembles serving 250 young musicians each year.
admired the excellence achieved in the MYSO program for the past
20 years, and I am excited to join such a wonderful
organization,” Duffy said in a release.
Prior to his
appointment at West, Duffy was the associate director of bands at
Kansas State University and director of bands at Rice Lake High
School. He holds a Master of Music in Conducting Performance from
the University of Cincinnati College’s Conservatory of Music and
a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ohio State University.
Outside of the
classroom, Duffy has shared his wide-ranging talents in music
instruction throughout the state. He has served as the assistant
conductor of MYSO’s own Summer Wind Ensemble, a Wisconsin State
Honors Section coach, Wisconsin All-State band chair and board
member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Band Association.
Duffy will be
responsible for the orchestra instruction of more than 100 of the
area’s most talented young musicians. Comprised of mostly high
school-age students, the MYSO’s Philharmonia is the first of
three full symphony orchestras that MYSO offers to its nearly
1,000 young musicians.
thrilled to add Daniel Duffy to our team of talented music
educators, which include some of the most-respected in the area.
(He) brings a wealth of experience in working with talented and
high-achieving young musicians which will greatly support MYSO’s
mission of fostering critical thinking skills, creativity and
collaboration through youth music training,” said Linda
Edelstein, MYSO executive director.
begin his role as Philharmonia music director when the
organization begins its 59th season in July.