Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program

​Music Instructors


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Kurt Van Tiem - Founding Music Director and Youth Symphony Conductor

​Kurt Van Tiem is chair of the music department at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point where he directs the Concert Band, Chamber and Concert Orchestra. He holds degrees in music education and horn performance from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Previously, he conducted the Wausau Symphony, UW-Marshfield Symphony, UW-Marshfield Symphonic Band, and University of Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble.

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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 season

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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.