Special Event

March

1

Friday
 

Choosing Colleges & Careers in Music

7:00 pm @ St. Mark's Episcopal Church

GSYO Executive Director Seth Ducey will lead a panel discussion.

Featuring special guests: Dr. Yun Song Tay, GSYO Music Director & Conductor; Paul Phillips, Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford University; and James Encarnación, Assistant Dean of Admissions at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

This event is free and open to the public. Recommended for high school musicians and their families.

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Special Guests

Dr. Yun Song Tay
GSYO Music Director & Conductor of the Symphony and Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra

Yun Song received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University under Dr. Jeffery Meyer. He received his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor’s degree in Wind Conducting at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where his conducting mentors included Carl Topilow and Danny Oosterman.

James Encarnación
Assistant Dean of Admissions at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

James Encarnación has been working in the admissions and enrollment management field for the last 10 years. He is currently Assistant Dean of Admissions at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and previously served as Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at The Tianjin Juilliard School and Assistant Director for Admissions at Manhattan School of Music. Trained as a classical trombonist, he holds a Master of Music Degree from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music Degree from The University of Michigan.

Paul Phillips
Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford University

Paul Phillips, Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor of Music, is a conductor, composer, pianist, and author who has conducted more than 75 orchestras, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Choir, and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Phillips attended Eastman, Columbia, and Cincinnati plus Tanglewood, Aspen, and other music festivals, where he studied conducting with Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Gunther Schuller, and many others.

Special Guests

Dr. Yun Song Tay
GSYO Music Director & Conductor

Yun Song received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University under Dr. Jeffery Meyer. He received his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor’s degree in Wind Conducting at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where his conducting mentors included Carl Topilow and Danny Oosterman.

James Encarnación
Assistant Dean of Admissions at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

James Encarnación has been working in the admissions and enrollment management field for the last 10 years. He is currently Assistant Dean of Admissions at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and previously served as Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at The Tianjin Juilliard School and Assistant Director for Admissions at Manhattan School of Music. Trained as a classical trombonist, he holds a Master of Music Degree from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music Degree from The University of Michigan.

Paul Phillips
Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford University

Paul Phillips, Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor of Music, is a conductor, composer, pianist, and author who has conducted more than 75 orchestras, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Choir, and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Phillips attended Eastman, Columbia, and Cincinnati plus Tanglewood, Aspen, and other music festivals, where he studied conducting with Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Gunther Schuller, and many others.

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