Welcome to our new Orchestra Faculty for 2016 – 2017! Mr. Bo Peng will be joining us as director of our Junior division and Ms. Yvanna Mycyk is joining us as the new conductor of the Intermediate Strings for our 2016 – 2017 Season.
Yvanna Mycyk has recently come from Toronto Ontario where she was the Conductor of the Moordale Youth Orchestra. She has also led the Junior Orchestra at the Sistema Toronto Academy where she taught violin and viola, and the string orchestras of Havergal College Junior School. Yvanna completed her undergraduate degree in Violin Performance at Boston University, studying with Yuri Mazurkevich and Gwen Thompson and studying violin pedagogy with Bonnie Black. She recently graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto with a specialization is music education. Belonging to one or more orchestras has been a constant in Yvanna’s life since the age of 11.
Bo Peng is a well-established cellist and teacher in the Vancouver area, teaching at Delta Community Music School, VSO School of Music and Kwantlen Polytechnical University among other appointments.
We look forward to working with our new faculty members, along with Stephen Robb (Music Director – Symphony and Winds) Karen Nakajima (winds, brass) and Alvin Tran (beginning strings, sectional coach)