Entries by Rachel Hershy

Meet Sebaastian West

SEBAASTIAN WEST is a senior at Mount Mansfield Union High School, who began studying piano at age 5 in the Netherlands. Currently a student of Paul Orgel, Mr. West has performed with Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Vermont All State Music Festival, … Continue reading

Welcome, Cleo Flemming!

CLEO FLEMMING received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Psychology from the University of Vermont where she studied with cellist Suzanne Polk. Throughout her undergraduate studies she was the cellist of the Redstone String Quartet and a member … Continue reading

Welcome, Patricia Jancova!

PATRICIA JANCOVA received a Master of Music degree in violin performance from Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music where she studied with renowned violinist/violist and pedagogue, Laura Bossert. During her graduate studies, she played both violin and viola at Setnor … Continue reading

A Chorus of Leaders

By Caleb Pillsbury, conductor – Vermont Youth Chorus   The students of the Vermont Youth Chorus (VYC) represent the best of Vermont and I am so fortunate to know and work with each of them. Reflecting on the freshly concluded … Continue reading

VYS Cellist featured in Kids VT

Ariel and her mom, Ann were featured in the March edition of “Parent Portrait”. They talk about playing music together. Ariel has performed with them at Radio Bean. How cool is that?! Check out their musical portrait here.  

Congratulations students!

On behalf of everyone at the VYOA, I wish to congratulate the talented young musicians of VYO, VYP, VYS, Chorus, and Chorale on their incredible OrchestraChorusPalooza performances. Palooza gives us a unique opportunity to bring our entire organization together, and powerfully demonstrates … Continue reading