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Artistic Staff

The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony strives to provide a unique opportunity for area youth to develop and showcase their music artistry in the symphonic tradition. To support that effort, UWEC Music Education students and community members are hired to be Section Leaders and work closely with the Music Director. Each instrument group has a section leader who works with students to develop their musical abilities. 

2015-2016 Director

Eric Dasher, Music Director

2015-2016 Section Leaders

Violas

Assistant to the Music Director & Section Leader:  

Violins

Section Leader: 

Cellos

Section Leader: Susan Halderman

Bass

Section Leader: 

Brass

Section Leader: 

Woodwinds

Section Leader: 

Percussion

Section Leader: 

Our Core Values

* We value the excellence of our music instruction and mentoring.
* We encourage personal development, creativity, discipline, and collaboration.
* We seek to provide financial assistance through scholarships so no one is excluded on the basis of ability to pay.
* We aspire to a culture of fairness and mutual respect.
* We expect a strong commitment from all members of the CVYS team including musicians, staff, and volunteers.
* We encourage the important relationship between our musicians and their teachers, families, and audiences.
* We value quality performances at various venues including collaboration with acclaimed artists and ensembles.
* We strive to be an inclusive organization reflecting the diversity of the greater Chippewa Valley area.