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Stephen F. Austin High School Full Orchestra

  • Austin High School supports six outstanding orchestras - Camerata, Symphony, Philharmonic, and Chamber Orchestras and a special group of students comprised of musicians with no previous training in strings - our Beginning Orchestra. These groups are composed of more than two hundred of the school's best and most accomplished students. Many of the members of this orchestra have been recognized as outstanding musicians, having been members of various TMEA Orchestras. A majority of the students have also auditioned and have been selected to participate in several organizations which draw from the best youth musicians in the greater Houston area: Houston Youth Symphony, American Festival of the Arts, and Virtuosi of Houston. This orchestra program is under the experienced leadership of Ms. Ann Victor and Mr. Zoran Jasmak.
  • 12/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Stephen F. Austin High School Full Orchestra
  • Ann Victor and Ryan Demkovich
  • Ann Victor is currently the Director of Orchestras at Stephen F. Austin High School in Fort Bend ISD. Prior to this appointment she served as Director of Orchestras at Sartartia Middle school. Under her musical leadership the orchestras performed four times at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and twice at the Youth Festival of the American String Teachers National Convention in Reno, Nevada, and in China and performed at the American String Teacher’s Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Victor’s orchestras have frequently ranked in the top six in the TMEA Middle school Honor Orchestra Competition. The Sartartia Orchestra was the announced the 2009 Mark of Excellence/National Middle School Winner. Ann Victor has been co-conducted the Houston Youth Symphony “String Orchestra” for 12 seasons. Ms. Victor was Sartartia Middle School’s 2008 Campus Teacher of the Year and one of the five finalists for Secondary Teacher of the Year for Fort Bend ISD. Ms. Victor previously served as Orchestra Director at Albright Middle School, in Alief, Texas; at Baytown Junior High School, in Baytown, Texas; and, at Bowie Junior High School, in Odessa, Texas. She was also the Cello/ Bass Instructor at Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Victor graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, in Interlochen, Michigan, earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance from Kent State University in Ohio, and completed coursework towards the DMA in Cello Performance from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, studying under Phyllis Young. While at UT, Ms. Victor served as Administrative Coordinator in the “University of Texas String Project” under the direction of Ms. Young.