YOA en el XXIV CAMUS 2018

Global Leaders Program

Sobre el Global Leaders Program

El Global Leaders Program es una iniciativa de YOA Orquesta de las Américas la cual empodera una nueva generación de agentes de cambio en el campo de la música transformando vidas e impactando en comunidades a través de un innovador certificado profesional de 9 meses de duración en Liderazgo Cívico, Agencia Cultural, Emprendimiento Social y Teaching Artistry.  El programa recibe anualmente a un grupo de 35 promesas y talentos de todo el mundo, cuyo componente académico ha sido curado por 9 prestigiosas instituciones académicas. El programa trabaja en la preparación de jóvenes líderes musicales para fundar y dirigir las iniciativas sociales musicales del mañana, brindando a sus participantes la oportunidad de servir en misiones en las más dinámicas comunidades alrededor del mundo. Para mayor información visite www.globalleadersprogram.com

Stacey Chou

Stacey Chou: Flute

Flutist and pianist Stacey Chou earned her Graduate Performance Diploma and Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music studying under Marco Granados, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction from the Eastman School of Music, studying under Vincent Lenti.

At Longy, she had teaching assistantships with the Teaching Artist Program and the El Sistema Side-by-Side Orchestra Program, was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Artistry, and was one of the winners of the annual Honors Competition.

She is a founding member of the flute quintet In Radiance. She currently teaches piano and flute, performs regularly, leads workshops, is an accompanist at her church, and plays flute and piccolo with the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast.

The GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAM is a nine-month professional training course in Civic Leadership, Teaching Artistry, Cultural Agency, and Social Entrepreneurship offered annually to a select Cohort of 35 global rising musical changemakers.

Gabrielle Smith

Gabrielle Smith: conducting/saxophone/clarinet

Gabrielle Smith is a music teacher, conductor, multiinstrumentalist, and community organizer. Based in Montreal, Canada, she has taught in several diverse contexts including El Sistema-inspired music programs at both the elementary and secondary levels, as well as teaching positions in the Quebec public high school system and at McGill University.

She is currently completing her Master’s degree in music education at McGill University while also teaching after-school programs in Kahnawake, Quebec, teaching conducting techniques to future music educators at McGill University, and performing in multiple musical ensembles on saxophone, flute, and clarinet, as well as guitar and voice. As a result of her ongoing work in the nonprofit music sector, she is particularly interested in developing pedagogical strategies that more fully promote anti-oppressive learning environments.

Mira Abu El Assal

Mira Abu El Assal: Violoncello

A native of Israel, Mira Abu El Assal attended the Barenboim-Said Music Conservatory and participated in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim. In her youth, she won a prize in the American-Israel Competition of Arts and performed as principal cellist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra.

She completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin and became a member of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Organization that provides concerts for people living in hospitals, retirement homes, orphanages, prisons, or other social institutions.

She has participated in a number of cultural and music projects, including the Russische-Deutsche Musikakadmie, the Britten Pears Orchestra, the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, and has performed as principal cellist in the Expat Philharmonic Orchestra, which originally consisted of Arab musicians who live in Germany.

She currently teaches cello at the Freie Musick Schule Potsdam.

Isabelle Lavioe

Isabelle Lavioe: Bass Trombone

Isabelle Lavoie is an active freelance bass trombonist based in Toronto, Canada. She has performed with many orchestras including the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of

Canada, Toronto Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, and the Macao Orchestra in Asia.

She is also a member of the Monarch Brass, an all-female brass ensemble based in the US.

Isabelle was appointed Principal Trombone of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra for the 2016-2017 season and held a contract lecturer position at Lakehead University teaching trombone for the year.

Isabelle was recently featured as a guest soloist and clinician at the International Trombone Festival in Redlands, California.

Isabelle holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Montreal and an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Annick Odom

Annick Odom: Double Bass

Annick Odom is a double bassist and clarinetist. She currently lives in The Hague, The Netherlands where she is completing a Master’s degree in New Audience and Innovative Practice at the Royal Conservatory.

She teaches at the El Sistema inspired program Leerorkest, leads music workshops for the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, plays in regional orchestras, gigs with her folk-inspired pop band Carly E., and creates improvised chamber music for elderly with dementia.

She has three Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan in Clarinet, Double Bass, and Psychology. Before moving to Europe, she taught for the Sphinx Organization where she was inspired to found and direct an interdisciplinary arts camp called "No Boundaries" in 2016, which provided free summer arts education to 50 students.