Our mission is to provide musical training through an orchestral setting in which the student has an opportunity to join with others and play as a group. We also hope to increase interest in different genres of music and give students opportunities to develop their musicianship.
We wanted to give you a chance to get to know our teachers and conductors.
Crystal's music career started at an early age with piano lessons. Even as she grew tired of practicing and wished to quit, her parents wouldn't let her. She eventually fell in love with the violin and the rest was history. She enrolled into the music department of God's Bible School and College and in 2015 graduate with an A.A in children's ministries and a B.A in a dual track in violin performance and music education k-12. She also received the Outstanding Musical Achievement Award. Crystal has participated in multiple music competitions as a student and more recently as a music judge for the A.C.E regional competition. For the last several years, Crystal has been a string instructor at the Garen Wolf School of Music Summer Bandcamp. She is the music minister at the Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church and currently lives in Aurora with her husband J.j. She teaches violin, viola, beginner cello and double bass as well as piano.
Bethany started teaching private music lessons in 2006 and still runs a private music studio from her home in Lawrenceburg, IN. Bethany has a B.A. in Music from Thomas Edison State College (with an instrument emphasis in violin) and a Bachelor's Equivalency Degree in Music Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College. She has had experience directing the strings classes at Rosedale Bible College's "Choral Camp" for three years and very much enjoys group directing. In addition to teaching private music lessons, Bethany practices as a Music Therapist (MT-BC) and sees music therapy clients all over Southeast Indiana.
Denise Rose grew up in the Suburbs of Chicago and played in the McHenry County Youth Orchestra. She never dreamed that she would end up teaching violin and viola, and teaching is a bit of a happy accident. Her musical education has added a great accent to her life, which she enjoys watching others learn today. She has been giving private lessons now for 7 years. Mrs. Rose teaches both violin and viola, but is primarily a viola teacher.
Below are several of the documents necessary to participate in the Southeast Indiana Youth Orchestra. If you have any questions please let us know!
Through this program, we will be able to provide several interested students with a rental instrument at an affordable price! The student will also be given the option to apply all rental fees toward the purchase of the instrument.