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Mr. William Hollin is the Music Director and conductor for the PVYO Philharmonia, reassuming the position he held from 1991 – 2004. Now the Lead Instrumental Music Teacher at The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown, Mr. Hollin leads the school’s Instrumental Music Department of seven full and part-time faculty. Since the school’s …

David Levin earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree with a minor in trumpet from The Catholic University in Washington, DC. He continued his studies there, earning a Master of Music Education degree with a minor in conducting in 1983. Mr. Levin began his teaching with the Montgomery County Public Schools in 1979 at Bethesda-Chevy …

This fall Mr. Dahlin will be starting a new chapter in his career at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, MD. As an instrumental music teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Mr. Dahlin has conducted award-winning string orchestras, concert bands, and jazz bands. Mr. Dahlin’s students earn superior ratings at local, state, and regional …

Scott Herman has been the Instrumental Music Director at Montgomery County’s Cabin John Middle School for 27 years and conductor for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) for 14 seasons. In 2009, Mr. Herman received the distinguished Maryland Music Educators “Outstanding Teacher of the Year.” His work with strings is recognized by the American String Teachers Association as a recipient of …

Jennifer Van Petten first joined PVYO in 2013 as a sectional coach. Ms. Van Petten brings a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to PVYO.  She has established herself as one of the premier music educators and conductors in the region, and is well known for her charisma, enthusiasm, energy, and attention to musical detail. Ms. …

SYLVIA LEE, conductor of the Concert Orchestra, graduated from Seneca Valley High School in the top five percent of her class.  She then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and her certification in instrumental music education from the Catholic University of America where she studied piano with Walter Pate and …

Tzu-Ching Tai, a native of Taiwan, has served as Director of Orchestras at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia since 2011. During her brief tenure at T.C. Williams High School, the orchestras have earned superior ratings for four years consecutively at the Virginia District Orchestra Assessments and received multiple awards at the national competitions …

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