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Concert Season 2011-2012 Peter Haberman.....Music Director

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Welcome I am pleased to welcome you to the 31st season of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony (CVYS). It is a privilege to be the music director during such a milestone in this organization’s history. For 31 years, the CVYS has provided an enrichment experience for many talented youth. This experience enhances their capabilities as musicians and provides an outlet to showcase their talents. The students provide concerts throughout the year and enjoy the opportunity to provide a full symphonic experience that is accessible to all in the community. The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony has a depth of talent and musicianship. This season will bring students from the greater Chippewa Valley as well as Menomonie, Rice Lake, Cadott, and other Western Wisconsin communities. We have over sixty musicians this year, ranging from seventh graders to high school seniors. Each Tuesday evening there is an energy and excitement when students gather for rehearsal. They are very dedicated and focused and it is an honor to work with them each week. In addition, the friendships created provide these young people wonderful connections with others as passionate as they are about music. On behalf of all the music staff, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to each of them for their commitment and motivation in pursuit of excellence. I am very proud of each and every one of them. Relax and enjoy as we celebrate our 31st season! Thank you for your support. -Peter Haberman

Peter Haberman • Biography The CVYS is very pleased to have Dr. Peter Haberman returning for his second year as its Music Director. Peter is a conductor, trumpet performer, and music educator who serves as the Director of Bands and Assistant professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Preceding his college teaching career, Dr. Haberman spent several years teaching at the Mercer Island School District in Washington and the Maple Lake School District in Minnesota. He is honored to be the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award and the Principal’s Award for Outstanding Teaching at Mercer Island, and the Maple Lake Employee of the Year Award. A native of Minnesota, he has earned degrees from Concordia College, the University of Montana, and the University of Minnesota where he completed a Doctor of Music Arts in conducting. Peter lives in Eau Claire with his wife Erika Tomten and their daughter Claire.

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Christine Baumann • Biography Christine Baumann is the Assistant Conductor of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. As a member of the music staff, Christine is active in the symphony’s development. She oversees the elective ensemble groups, assists in reharsal and will conduct at each concert. Baumann received her B.S. in Instrumental Music Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is currently working on her Masters in Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and will finish in May of 2012. She currently co-teaches orchestra at Chippewa Falls High School. Baumann is also an active performer. She is currently the Viola Section Principal of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra. For over thirteen years she has played and taken leadership roles in community orchestras. She works at the International Music Camp in the summer and is a member of their Associate Board of Directors. Her professional affiliations include the American String Teachers Association, the Wisconsin Music Educators Association and Music Educators National Conference. In her free time she enjoys hiking, photography, drinking hot tea with honey, and exploring the world in which we live in with her husband Tim.

Benefits of the Youth Symphony

• Designed to help young musicians grow as performers

• Enhances students overall understanding of music

• Sectional rehearsals provide small group interactions

with very accomplished musicians

•Opportunity to play a variety of challenging music

•Meet other young musicians who share a love of music

and performance

•An opportunity to give back to one’s community through music •Have fun!

The Youth Symphony auditions are held each spring for the following Fall-Spring Concert Season. Incoming 7th through 12th grade students are eligible to audition.

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About Us The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony (CVYS) is celebrating its 31st concert season. The youth symphony is an auditioned music group with a diverse student population representing communities from a 70 mile radius. Under the direction of Music Director, Peter Haberman, the youth symphony will continue to provide rich music experiences for exceptional musicians in seventh to twelfth grade. Educational opportunities have been expanded for youth symphony members over the past few years. During rehearsals students are provided small group instruction through sectionals that are taught by university and community musicians. Each week, the musicians refine their music in full rehearsals under the direction of Dr. Haberman. To broaden student music experiences, the youth symphony now offers the opportunity for small ensemble groups to play and perform. These groups will be invited to play throughout the year, representing the youth symphony in the community. In addition, several of the musicians will have an opportunity to perform with professional musicians through the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and the Chippewa Valley Symphony throughout the concert season. The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony provides four or five concerts each year. One important aspect of the youth symphony is the opportunity for the musicians to give back to communities through the gift of music. Each spring, the youth symphony visits other communities in Western Wisconsin, providing a full symphonic performance for many who have never experienced this type of live music. Peer performance provides a unique music experience for both the players and listeners.

Winter Concert

Saturday, December 10, 2011 2:00pm

Gantner Concert Hall Haas Fine Arts Building UW-Eau Claire


The Sound of Music …..Richard Rogers Finlandia….. Jean Sibelius Beatles Medley…. Lennon/McCartney The Christmas Song….. Mel Torme Winter Wonderland….Felix Bernard Christmas Sing-a-long….arr. Cerulli

Concerto Competition Finalists Performance

Friday, January 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Choral Rehearsal Hall Haas Fine Arts Building UW-Eau Claire

A great opportunity to hear solo performances by our talented youth! Young musicians compete to determine the 2012 Concerto Competition Winner. The winner will be the featured performer during the Finale Concert, May 20th, 2012.

Outreach Music Tour Annually CVYS takes to the road, visiting other schools in Western Wisconsin. The purpose of this tour is to expose young and old alike to the music of a full symphonic orchestra. This outreach tour provides young musicians the opportunity to learn about this enrichment experience and enables CVYS to recruit new members from different geographic areas.

Program: Andalucia Suite….Ernesto Lecuona The Phantom of the Opera….Andrew Lloyd Webber Symphony #1, MVT1….Ludwig Beethoven Superman Returns – Selections….John Williams

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History Founded in 1980, the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony has grown over the years. Dr. Peter Haberman began his tenure as the Music Director in 2010. Through his guidance the youth symphony has developed a strong sense of musicianship. Additionally, more communities are represented and there is a greater awareness of this organization in the Chippewa Valley. He has expanded the learning experience both for the young musicians and also for university music education majors, who have an opportunity to work with the students. Founded in 1980 by Colleen Bates and Ivar Lunde, this organization has had a long and successful history of exposing young musicians to a full symphonic orchestra experience. Ivar Lunde retired after 25 years with the youth symphony and Eugene Power, a local music teacher was the music director for four years. During his tenure, Gene Power implemented auditions and the music outreach tour. He moved from Eau Claire in 2010 to pursue a Masters Degree in conducting. The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony provides young, talented musicians a means of expression and contributes to the diverse and rich music arts community here. CVYS is a non-profit organization and relies on donations and support from the community, businesses and the families of the youth who participate. All donations are tax-deductible and directly support the educational experiences of these young and talented musicians.

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Spring Concert Celebrating the Talents of Our Youth Finale Concert

Sunday, May 20, 2012 4:00pm

Gantner Concert Hall Haas Fine Arts Building UW-Eau Claire

Program: Highlights from West Side Story….Leonard Bernstein Evening Prayer….Engelbert Humperdinck Egmont Overture….Ludwig Beethoven

Other concert selections will feature: Student Conductor Student Composer Concerto Competition Winner Christine Baumann, Assistant Conductor

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For the 2012-13 Concert Season

Calling all musicians! Each spring, the youth symphony holds open auditions for students. These auditions are open to students entering 7th-12th grade who wish to be a part of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony for the 2012-2013 season. All instruments are needed in a full symphony orchestra. Auditions for the 2012-13 concert season will be held in April and May, 2012. If you are interested in auditioning either for the spring semester of this concert season or for next year, please register for an audition at:

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Special Thanks For over 30 years this organization has relied on comunity volunteers and University students to provide young musicians rich learning experiences. Thank you to each and everyone who has contributed in both large and small ways. Your involvement and dedication to the musicians and this organization are sincerely appreciated.

The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony Board Parents: Thank-you for your ongoing support of these young people and this organization!

Special thanks to area music teachers: With your continuous support we are able to assemble a talented group of students. Music programs, both private and school-related, help young adults develop the necessary skills to participate in this enrichment opportunity.

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An Octet, an Overture, and two Concertos Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI

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Salute to Beethoven Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI

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Special Thanks Peter Haberman – Music Director Christine Baumann – Assistant Conductor Section Leaders Bret Van Nuland – Woodwinds David Mueller – Brass Mike Malone – Percussion Allison Ostrander – Violin Christine Baumann – Viola Susan Halderman – Low strings Board of Directors Patty Horecki – President Julie Arnould – Treasurer Stephanie Ulcej – Secretary At Large Board Members Linda Vognar Jeff Lancour Joy Lancour Mark Lundin Staff Jen Severin – Executive Director Lisa Gill – PR & Marketing Coordinator Andrea Trungale – PR & Events Intern Bonnie Singleton – PR & Events Intern Katie Ess – Graphic Design Intern

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