|SINFONIA CONCERT ORCHESTRA
advanced level students
intermediate to advanced
for developing string players
Todd Hamelin is Strings Director at the Norman E. Day and Abbot Elementary Schools in Westford, MA. As a youth, Todd took violin lessons right here at Indian Hill Music. Today, he also enjoys playing violin in the Orchestra of Indian Hill's violin section, conducting the Chamber Strings Ensemble of the IHM Youth Orchestra, and teaching private lessons. Todd holds degrees from University of Massachusetts Lowell and Boston University.
Deanna Leedy-Andreozzi, an Ohio native, attended Boston University where she majored in Music Education. She completed her Master’s at the Hartt School of Music and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lesley University. A cellist, she has performed with the Civic Symphony of Boston, the West Virginia Symphony, Rivers Symphony Orchestra, and the Quincy Symphony. Deanna is currently President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American String Teacher's Association, and has adjudicated for both the Junior and Senior District Festivals. She maintains a private teaching studio in addition to teaching in Sudbury Public Schools.
Artistic Director and Conductor of the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Bruce Hangen is now in his 18th season of exceptional music-making at Indian Hill, and is known for his ability to make music come alive. He is also Director of Orchestral Activities at Boston Conservatory, and served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Pops for nearly 30 years. Guest appearances have taken him around the U.S. and Canada as well as to Japan, Albania, Taiwan, and New Zealand.
Bruce is dedicated to the cultivation of young musicians at all stages of their musical study. Most recently, he was guest conductor for the Nebraska All-State Festival High School Orchestra. He has also conducted All-States in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. Additionally, Bruce has conducted the Massachusetts Northeastern, Eastern and Southeastern District High School Orchestras. His other festival engagements include conducting the Denver City-Wide Youth Orchestra, the Maine ASTA Conference, the Lincoln (NE) City-Wide Orchestra, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, and the Central Massachusetts Youth Orchestra. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Bruce was a conducting fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood for two summers where his teachers were Gunther Schuller, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Bruno Maderna, and Joseph Silverstein.
The Indian Hill Music Youth Orchestra (formerly Nashoba Youth Orchestra at Indian Hill Music) was founded through the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, Massachusetts as The Nashoba Youth Orchestra in 2004 by a dedicated group of professional musicians, music educators, performers, and parents who shared a common vision for a high-quality youth orchestra located in the Nashoba Valley region which would serve the needs of motivated musicians throughout the region. After ten successful years as an independent youth orchestra, in 2014, the orchestra became a part of IHM’s program offerings.
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