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Meet our Conductors

By: EYSO Administrator  Published: 6/30/2014


Andrea Talley image Prelude Strings - Conductor: Andrea Talley

Andrea Talley earned a Masters (MM) in violin performance from Michigan State University in 2005, and has since completed Suzuki violin training, specializing in teaching young children. Currently, Andrea is a violin instructor at her home studio in Kenmore, and at Foothills Suzuki Institute in Issaquah where she teaches private and group lessons. She also enjoys working as a strings coach at Lakeside School in Seattle, and in high schools in the Northshore school district. Formerly, Andrea was the director/creator of a Suzuki Strings Program in the La Conner School district, and the director of the strings program at Immaculate Conception Regional School in Mt. Vernon, WA.


Brian Steves imageEverett Intermezzo Symphony - Brian Steves

Brian Steves is starting his fifth season with EYSO. He has served as director of orchestras at Kamiak High School for 15 years. His award winning bands and orchestras have toured extensively in Europe and the United States. An oboist, he's a former member of the Tacoma Youth Symphony, the Everett Symphony, and Philharmonia Northwest. Mr. Steves has always been a big supporter of EYSO and has sent many excellent musicians to us from his groups at Kamiak. Mr. Steves earned a Bachelor of Arts in education from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Arts in music education from the University of Washington.  Brian was awarded Outstanding Music educator for the Sno-King Music Educators region in 2008, and In spring of 2010, he was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of fame.


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