Frank Almond chosen as Milwaukee Youth Symphony’s artist in residence

Posted on: July 11, 2014

“Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has been named as the first artist-in-residence of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra,” writes David Schuyler in Thursday’s (7/10) Milwaukee Business Journal. “Under the 2014 residency program that begins in August, Almond will not only serve as an educator, guiding students through rehearsals, sectionals and coaching sessions for the range of the string ensembles as well as working with the introductory programs like the Progressions program, MYSO executive director Linda Edelstein said. He will also offer solo performances in concert with the ensembles, the Senior Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra…. Almond’s residency will also provide a link between MYSO and Almond’s Frankly Music chamber concert series. The collaboration will give MYSO students and their families access to dress rehearsals for Frankly Music performances. The two organizations are also introducing a Young Artists Showcase that will highlight select MYSO chamber ensembles … Almond will personally coach these selected ensembles throughout their rehearsal. The residency is a newly created position fully paid for through a sponsorship by the Johnston family. Angela Johnston … has served as a former MYSO board chair and board member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.”

Posted July 11, 2014