​CWYSOP Music Instructors

Kurt Van Tiem, Director

Kurt Van Tiem is the founding Music Director of the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Program.  He previously conducted the Wausau Symphony, UW-Marshfield Symphony, UW-Marshfield Symphonic Band, University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble (during sabbatical leave of Malcolm Rowell) and the University of Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble.  Mr. Van Tiem currently teaches in the Stevens Point Public School District at P. J. Jacobs Junior High School where he directs the Concert Band and the string program.  He numbers among his mentors some of the foremost music educators/conductors in the U.S.; E. Daniel Long, Donald Schleicher and H. Robert Reynolds.  He has served as principal horn of the Central Wisconsin Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony and the American Wind Symphony.  He holds a degree in Music Education and Horn performance from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) where he studied Horn with Louis Stout, Lowell Greer and Laura Klock.  He lives in Stevens Point with his wife Nicole and their six children.


Other Instructors Coming Soon!