Chris Schroeder Represents Conservatory Lab at National Festival
Our very own Director of Brass and Winds, and Dudamel Orchestra conductor, Chris Schroeder was selected by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Longy School of Bard College to join a team of 12 International Teaching Faculty for the first ever National “Take A Stand” Youth Orchestra Festival. The team, made up of top Resident Artists from nucleos from around the nation and Venezuela, gathering throughout last weekend to begin the planning for the two regional festivals at Aspen and Bard College during next summer and the national youth orchestra festival in the spring of 2017.
These conversations spilled over into a national conversation at the “Take A Stand” symposium. which took place in the first half of this week. Over 200 teachers, program directors and sistema leaders gathered in LA to engage in focused discussions on “raising the bar,” aligning our efforts in raising the level of our collective teaching, program design and shared goals around social change through high-quality music instructions.
As part of the International Teaching Faculty, Chris Schroeder, had an opportunity to represent Conservatory Lab as a conference speaker and thought leader at the symposium. He also had the privilege of working directly in the YOLA nucleos and concluded his trip with a side by side performance with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Hall for a packed house!