Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony http://wuis.org en New Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Exec. Director http://wuis.org/post/new-sangamon-valley-youth-symphony-exec-director <p>The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony has a new Executive Director.&nbsp;</p><p>Elle Pressly is a clarinetist who majored in music at the University of Illinois.&nbsp; She now teaches music education in the Jacksonville School District.<br /><br />Her new role will become full time when the school year ends.&nbsp; It will involve marketing, fundraising and handling the day to day operations of the SVYS.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The organization provides orchestral instruction to area youth,&nbsp; as young as 3rd grade.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 21620 at http://wuis.org New Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Exec. Director Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony's New Conductor Previews First Concert Of The Season http://wuis.org/post/sangamon-valley-youth-symphonys-new-conductor-previews-first-concert-season <p>Eugene Power says working with young musicians allows him to see their musical journeys.&nbsp; He's taught high school band and has worked with youth in other settings.&nbsp; Recently, he was named the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony music director and conductor.&nbsp;</p><p>"You can be involved with music in many, many ways throughout your entire life," Power said. "And that's what I like to see... students kind of catch fire with that and carry it with them."</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:07:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 14319 at http://wuis.org Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony's New Conductor Previews First Concert Of The Season