SINFONIA

A large, intermediate-level string orchestra which becomes a full orchestra in the spring.

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Dynamic String Orchestra Program

The MYSO Sinfonia program is a large string orchestra that studies a wide variety of repertoire. Each spring, selected wind, brass, and percussion players from Wind Ensemble are invited to join the string players of the Sinfonia to create a full symphony orchestra, the Sinfonia Philharmonic.

This ensemble performs repertoire for full symphony orchestra on the ensemble’s final concert of the season.

At a Glance

  • Rehearsals generally on Thursdays in the late afternoon/early evening
  • Most students are in grades 6-9
  • Music Director: Mr. Steven Rindt

Music Director

Steven Rindt

Mr. Rindt has been the conductor and music director of MYSO’s Sinfonia since 1995 and has worked in the MYSO program as a conductor and coach since 1985. An alumnus of the MYSO/MFY program, Mr. Rindt received his Bachelor of Music Education from UW-Milwaukee and his Master of Music in Music Performance/String Pedagogy from UW-Madison with professional affiliations as member and past board member of WI-ASTA and member of The Conductors Guild. In 2009, Mr. Rindt retired as director of orchestras at Nathan Hale High School and multiple elementary schools in the West Allis School District. Recently, Mr. Rindt served as interim director of the Chamber/Symphony Orchestras at UW-Whitewater (2009-2012) and interim director of orchestras at Marquette University (2007-2009). Mr. Rindt has also served for ten years at both the UW-Whitewater Summer Orchestra Camp (director/conductor/faculty) and at the renowned Interlochen Arts Camp as Junior Orchestra director. In 2001, Mr. Rindt received the Music Teacher of the Year Award from the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee and in 2006 he received the Music Teacher of the Year Award from Classical Music Station WFMR. In addition, Mr. Rindt is a freelance double bassist performing with the Wisconsin Philharmonic and Festival City Symphony… More

Mr. Rindt has been the conductor and music director of MYSO’s Sinfonia since 1995 and has worked in the MYSO program as a conductor and coach since 1985.

An alumnus of the MYSO/MFY program, Mr. Rindt received his Bachelor of Music Education from UW-Milwaukee and his Master of Music in Music Performance/String Pedagogy from UW-Madison with professional affiliations as member and past board member of WI-ASTA and member of The Conductors Guild.

In 2009, Mr. Rindt retired as director of orchestras at Nathan Hale High School and multiple elementary schools in the West Allis School District. Recently, Mr. Rindt served as interim director of the Chamber/Symphony Orchestras at UW-Whitewater (2009-2012) and interim director of orchestras at Marquette University (2007-2009).

Mr. Rindt has also served for ten years at both the UW-Whitewater Summer Orchestra Camp (director/conductor/faculty) and at the renowned Interlochen Arts Camp as Junior Orchestra director.

In 2001, Mr. Rindt received the Music Teacher of the Year Award from the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee and in 2006 he received the Music Teacher of the Year Award from Classical Music Station WFMR.

In addition, Mr. Rindt is a freelance double bassist performing with the Wisconsin Philharmonic and Festival City Symphony and is a violin instructor with MYSO’s Progressions program.

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Each student is required to audition to become a member of MYSO. Being a MYSO member is a rewarding experience that drives a student’s musical, learning, and social skills.

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