Wendy Stuart – Philharmonia Orchestra
Ms. Stuart is excited to be part of the Oakland Youth Orchestras for her seventh season. She is currently in her nineteenth year of teaching for the Clarkston Community Schools, where she directs five Orchestras, grades seven through twelve. Prior to joining the music faculty in Clarkston, she spent a year beginning a new string program in a district east of Cincinnati, OH. She is also an active clinician and adjudicator in Michigan.
Ms. Stuart earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Cello Performance from Eastern Michigan University and her teaching certification and Masters of Music in Music Education from the University of Michigan. In addition to her degrees, she studied orchestral conducting while attending the ASTA International Workshops in Norway and France. Ms. Stuart was the Director of the MASTA String Camp, Session III, for six years. She also was an Adjunct Professor of String Methods for four years at Concordia University in Ann Arbor.
Ms. Stuart is the principal cellist for the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, a the assistant principal cellist for the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra.