Student Spotlight and Educational Outreach
Student Spotlight is a program that connects advanced music students with professional musicians in our Off-the-Vines Chamber Music Series.
Dr. Valerie Berg-Johansen, Board Director, and Hilary Clark, Symphony of the Vines Chamber Series Coordinator, are managing the program.
Performance opportunities like these are hard to come by, but are very valuable learning experiences for those needing to bridge the gap between being a student and becoming a professional. It also gives the budding musician a chance to preview the professional arena: intense rehearsals, many hours of practicing, as well as a little dose of healthy pressure but without a competitive environment. Dr. Valerie Berg-Johansen
Student Spotlight is a program that collaborates with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education –
“The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education strives to promote the arts by facilitating opportunities for local students to work alongside professional artists in professional settings.”
Student Spotlight participants receive:
• Rehearsals with their instructor
• Rehearsals and mentoring with SOV musicians
• Opportunity to perform in a professional venue
• Professional videotape of their performance
• Family tickets to the concert
Here is a fun story about Albert Zhang, 11 years old, our Student Spotlight during “Piano Recital with Torsten Juul-Borre.” Albert will have the spotlight after intermission on Saturday, Nov. 16, 1pm, Grace Bible Church, Arroyo Grande, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 4pm, Cass Winery, Paso Robles. Get tickets here.
If you would like to recommend a student, please email Dr. Berg-Johansen at email@example.com.
The future of the arts lies within our youth. Symphony of the Vines believes strongly in giving young students an opportunity to be inspired by music. Partnering with San Luis Obispo County of Education, Symphony of the Vines musicians will be performing in schools throughout the county in 2019-2020.