Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program

​Music Instructors

RichardB_jpg.jpgRichard Brunson - Music Director and Symphony Orchestra Conductor

​Richard Brunson is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield where he conducts the performing ensembles and teaches music theory, conducting, and music appreciate. The Central Chamber Chorale appointed Richard as Artistic Director in 2017. He was the second-place winner in the London Classical Soloist conducting competition under the direction of Achim Holub in August 2019. Richard also guest conducted the Desert Winds in Las Vegas Nev. that same year and in February 2020, he was guest conductor of the Associació Musical el Verger in Valencia, Spain. In his spare time, he enjoys reading mysteries, historical fiction, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, travel, and leisurely bike rides in the summer.

Stephan Wucherer.png Stephan Wucherer - Philharmonia Conductor

Stephan Wucherer is currently the director of orchestras at the Lineville Intermediate school in the Howard-Suamico School District. He holds a bachelor's degree in cello performance from UW-Oshkosh and attended Butler University in Indianapolis for his Master of Music. He also holds a Masters of Education from Marian University. In addition, Stephan has performed with many local orchestras throughout Wisconsin and conducted the Waupaca Area Orchestra for three seasons.

Brian Baldauff.png Brian Baldauff - Percussion Ensemble Director

Brian Baldauff is Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he teaches applied lessons, percussion methods and pedagogy courses, and directs the UWSP Percussion Ensemble. He is an active performer, clinician and educator, presenting recitals, clinics, and masterclasses across the United States. Brian holds the Doctor of Music degree from The Florida State University, Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Central Florida.

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