Congratulations to our 2020 Carnegie Hall performers: Casey O'Brien, Ambal Kailasam, Rachel Hu, Makayla Hu, Isabella Brady, Lauren Foster and Tara Avetisian!!



Upcoming Events
Chamber Concert
Wednesday, March 4
7 p.m.
Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center (456 Reino Rd, Newbury Park)
Admission: $10 (student/faculty free)


Program Description
The Newbury Park High School Orchestra program is a burgeoning program that has become an integral part of the high school and within the community. Once on the verge of extinction, the program has gone from nine students to over fifty members and now offers four levels of orchestras. The String Orchestra has consistently earned Superior ratings at the Southern California Band and Orchestra Festival and received first place at the 2015 Heritage Festival in San Diego. The orchestra performed in California's very own Segerstorm Concert Hall in March 2017 as part of the prestigious Heritage Festival of Gold. The Acorn newspaper, in its most recent article, "Almost Silenced, NPHS Orchestra Experiences Rebirth." chronicles the program's historic comeback.


Tina Huang is an experienced string specialist and credentialed music teacher who is looking forward to her seventh year as a Orchestra Director teacher at Newbury Park High School and its feeder, Sequoia Middle School. She earned a Bachelors in Music and Masters of Music in Music Performance and Music Education (with an emphasis in orchestra) from Northwestern University. She also holds a Masters in Education from Columbia University. At Northwestern, she studied with famous string pedagogue, James Kjelland, author of the Strictly Strings series, as well as various conductors such as Dr. Victor Yampolsky and Dr. Robert Hasty. She subsequently taught a number of prestigious Chicago high schools, including New Trier High School. Some of her performances include performance at Australia's Sydney Opera House, four years with the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Orchestras and the New York All-State Symphony Orchestra. She was also concertmistress of her high school orchestra and credits her high school orchestra teacher as her inspiration for music education. Her private teachers have included Vladimir Zyskind, Anat Malkin and Dmitry Rachmanov. She also plays a Chinese instrument, the er-hu.

            Huang has been invited as a guest clinician and coach for Moorpark High School, Buena High School and the California State in Northridge Youth Orchestra and the Music Teacher’s National Association Concerto Competition for Southern California. She has two lovely daughters and looks forward to bringing them into the world of music. 



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