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 Music Director: Dr. John Stewart           

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Dr. John R. Stewart is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Concert Bands at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he conducts the Wind Symphony, teaches courses in conducting and repertoire, supervises student teachers, coordinates the concert band program, and serves as the Wind and Percussion Division Coordinator. 


Dr. Stewart comes to CVYS with an extensive and comprehensive background in teaching at the middle and high school level, conducting, composing, orchestral performance (oboe) and repertoire programming for students. His goals for CVYS involve musicianship enrichment, exposure to traditional and diverse repertoire, and artistic expression. CVYS is fortunate to have Dr. Stewart on board as Music Director as we look forward to the 2018-2019 performance season.


Our Core Values

* We value the excellence of our music instruction and mentoring.
* We encourage personal development, creativity, discipline, and collaboration.
* We seek to provide financial assistance through scholarships so no one is excluded on the basis of ability to pay.
* We aspire to a culture of fairness and mutual respect.
* We expect a strong commitment from all members of the CVYS team including musicians, staff, and volunteers.
* We encourage the important relationship between our musicians and their teachers, families, and audiences.
* We value quality performances at various venues including collaboration with acclaimed artists and ensembles.
* We strive to be an inclusive organization reflecting the diversity of the greater Chippewa Valley area.