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Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra

Digital Contact
web address:
rehearsals held at Princeton Friends School

Faculty/Staff Contact:
Sherri Anderson, Director

Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra Organization Mission
Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of young musicians who come together to tackle the challenge of playing great works of the chamber orchestra literature. Players learn to listen for the fine details of chamber music - balance, intonation, compositional structure and style. It is the hope that by the time students graduate, they will have an appreciation that all great art begins with the discipline of learning one's craft. There is a leadership-training program built into the structure of Stretto to give older students a chance to teach the younger students and lead their peers.

Short History
The ensemble was founded in 1997 by Director Sherri Anderson to provide young string players the opportunity to develop the essential skills for refined chamber playing. Stretto has performed in Chicago, Paris, Essen, Düsseldorf, Florence, Prague, Vienna, Baden, Montenegro, Croatia and as part of the Philadelphia Bach Festival.

Musical studies offered:
Chamber Orchestra for Strings

Principal Faculty

Sherri Anderson, the founding Director of "Stretto", received her BM from Wheaton College and her MM(Masters of Sacred Music) from Westminster Choir College. Ms. Anderson completed additional graduate study in String Pedagogy and Choral Conducting at Temple University where she studied with Helen Kwalwasser and Alan Harler. Ms. Anderson maintains large private teaching studios in the Princeton and Philadelphia areas. She is on the Violin/Viola Faculty of the Lawrenceville School and the Trenton Community Music School, Director of Children's Music at Snyder Ave. Congregational Church in Philadelphia and the Executive Director of Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

Amy Goodman Wulfman has had an international career as a concert violinist, performing with orchestras in Europe and in the U.S. She studied at the Vienna Academy with Günter Pichler and Michael Frischenschlager, performing and recording with the baroque ensemble Capella Academica under Eduard Melkus. In the U.S., Ms Wulfman received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.M. from the University of Wisconsin. Ms Wulfman has been an active performer, playing numerous chamber music concerts including performances at the Bach Aria Festival in Stonybrook, New York. In the Boston area she spent a decade on the faculty of the New England Conservatory, the Phillips Andover Academy and Music on the Hill. Ms. Wulfman was co-founder of the New Haven Summer Quartet Camp. Ms. Wulfman has a private violin studio in Princeton, New Jersey, and is on the faculty of The Lawrenceville School and Princeton Day School.

Audio Samples:
available at website