HomeAbout CVYSArtistic Staff

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. 


Eric Dasher, Music Director

2017-2018 Section Leaders

Devon Lawrence, Assistant & Brass Leader

Erin Thom , Violin I

Anne Schreiber, Violin II

Jaryn Danz, Viola

Hunter Jeske, Bass

Aaron Rockenbach, Cello

Aly Zawada, Woodwinds

Brett McLellan, Percussion


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.