“I want to invite all student
musicians to join the Bremerton Symphony Youth Orchestra. This orchestra
offers young instrumentalists a chance to enrich their music
education, meet other talented young musicians, and perform several
great concerts throughout the school year. It is going to be an exciting
year, so come get involved!”
John Falskow, Music Director
Bremerton Symphony Youth Orchestra
For information about auditioning for the BSYO, please
BSYO Board of Directors
Music Director, BSYO
Stoyanovich, Music Director,
Holly James, President, BSA
BSA/Business Manager, BSYO
BRUNCH WITH BACH!
Brunch with Bach will be
held at Kiana Lodge on Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 10:00-1:00.
Entertainment will be provided by BSYO Chamber Ensembles. Brunch is
$20.00 and there will be a silent auction. For more information or
tickets, contact (360) 373-1722.
ABOUT THE CONDUCTORS
Assistant Conductor for the Bremerton Symphony
Association, also serves as the Music Director for the Bremerton
Symphony Youth Orchestra. He is an Instructor of Music at Tacoma
Community College where he serves as Chair of the Music Department,
conducts the TCC Symphonic Band and teaches a variety of classes in the
Prior to these appointments, Dr. Falskow served as an Assistant
Professor of Music at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina
where he conducted the Wind Ensemble, taught applied trumpet,
conducting, orchestration, coached chamber music, coordinated brass and
percussion studies, and founded the Lander University String Orchestra.
Active as a guest conductor, he has made numerous appearances including:
the Tallahassee Youth Symphony, the Big Bend Community Orchestra, the
Evergreen Music Festival, and the Florida State University Summer Band
Camps. He has also worked with countless school bands and public school
musicians in the South and Pacific Northwest.
Raised in the Tacoma, he was a music educator in the Tacoma School
District and served as stand-in conductor for the Tacoma Youth Symphony
Association and their Brass Ensemble.
John lives in Tacoma with his wife, Cindy Renander, who is a
Dahl is a resident of Silverdale and teaches in the Central Kitsap
School District. Originally from Montana, Gary attended Pacific Lutheran
University in Tacoma where he earned his BA in Music Education in 1984.
He began his teaching career in Omak, Washington, and in 1985 also
became conductor of the Okanogan Valley Orchestra. Under Dahl’s
leadership, the orchestra grew significantly, both in numbers and in its
level of musicianship. In addition to subscription concerts, he led more
than a dozen musical shows, including both Broadway standards (Fiddler
on the Roof, Camelot, Guys and Dolls) and light operas by Gilbert &
Sullivan. During his tenure in Omak, he took leave to complete his
studies at Western Washington University and earned his Masters in
Conducting in 1990. Mr. Dahl was then accepted to study conducting with
Gunther Schuller at The Festival at Sandpoint, after which he returned
to his teaching and conducting roles in Omak. In 1998, he moved to
Kitsap County to accept his current position in the Central Kitsap
Mr. Dahl remains musically active both as a conductor and percussionist.
He studies timpani with Michael Crusoe (principal timpanist of the
Seattle Symphony Orchestra), and serves as principal timpanist and
personnel manager of the Bremerton Symphony Association. He is the choir
director at Summit Avenue Church in Bremerton. In the past, Mr. Dahl has
also served as conductor for the Millennium Music Series Association,
the Kitsap Youth Symphony and for the Bremerton Community Theatre’s
productions of South Pacific, The Mikado, and 1776. Gary and his wife Tineke, BSA principal second violin, have two children.