Artistic: San Juan Symphony

Posted on: July 12, 2019

The San Juan Symphony, based in Durango, Colorado, has appointed SAYRA SIVERSON music director of the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra. Siverson will retain her current post as artistic director of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program through 2020. She has been a conductor with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony since 1998 and has sixteen years of experience teaching in public and private schools. She has worked with local and national music festivals and camps as guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician. Sayra and her husband, Marc Salter, own New Harmony Music, which makes accessories for orchestral string instruments. The San Juan Symphony has recently redesigned its Youth Orchestra program, moving from three tiers of ensembles to two: the advanced Youth Orchestra, a full orchestra performing symphonic repertoire and awarding solo concerto opportunities to its members by audition; and the Junior String Orchestra, an intermediate ensemble focused on musicianship and preparatory training for the advanced level. Siverson will direct the Youth Orchestra, and the Junior String Orchestras will remain under the leadership of Molly Jensen, San Juan Symphony violinist and director of orchestras at Durango High School and Miller Middle School.

Posted July 12, 2019