WCO Performs in Vocal Competition at Kennedy Center

Thrilled to be performing viola with the Washington Chamber Orchestra at the Kennedy Center this spring as the WCO accompanies a vocal competition!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  • 2:00 PM 

  • John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (map)

WCO performs at 2019 Washington International Competition at The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center

“Washington Chamber Orchestra will be performing in the final round of 66th edition of 2019 Washington International Competition [2019 Voice] at The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater. WCO will perform with the 6 finalists selected from the rounds of the competition. “


Paying respects to the music world’s loss of two great musicians and conductors this week who have made an impact on my musical and personal lives. Humbled by their magnificent life’s work and for being a small participant in it to see just what is possible. Loving thoughts to their families, students, and fellow colleagues.

Maestro Chuck Penington, Conductor, Arranger, Pianist (11/21)

Maestro Harold Farberman, Conductor, Teacher, Composer (11/24)

Congratulations to Students Fall 2018!

Congratulations to the following students for their most recent accomplishments:

-Maeve McMurray (viola) joining DCYOP

-Benjamin Whiting-Eisemann (violin) joining MCYO

-Matthew Iceland (viola) Fall 2018 Levine President's List

-Joaquin Moreno (violin) Fall 2018 Levine President's List

Additionally, accolades to several other students who re-auditioned and are rejoining their youth orchestra program!

Conducting Workshop in Kiev

I have been selected as one of the conducting participants for the Conducting Workshops and Concerts 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine this August to work with Maestro Christopher Lyndon Gee, Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania, Composer, Professor, Adelphi University in New York,USA; several soloists, composers, and coaches; and with The National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine. I am excited for this opportunity!

European American Musical Alliance Spring Retreat - NYC

I am very much looking forward to attending a music workshop retreat in NYC this March. The European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) retreat is a satellite event from the esteemed Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris, France. The retreat will be led by their institute directors, Dr. Philip Lasser and Dr. Benjamin C. S. Boyle.