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Cypress Symphony

  1. 1. Classical Music for Northwest Houston Founded: February 2012 Facebook. com/cypresssymphony ?
  2. 2. The Cypress Symphony makes classical music relevantand enriches the himian spirit through superiorperformances of symphonic music and communityengagement. GenesisThe Cypress Symphony is the first orchestra formed forthe Cypress Community. As an outstanding ensemblemaking strides in the cultural life of Northwest Houston,the Symphony offers moving musical experiences andprovides numerous opportunities for communityengagement. With a vision for the future, the Symphonyis dedicated to developing and promoting today s yoimgand emerging players. This commitment is illustratedthrough private lessons offered by symphony members,the annual Young Artist Concerto Competition,educational workshops, and chamber music. TheSymphonys education programs are designed tointegrate the Symphony and its music into thecommunity in ways that stimulate children of all agesand form meaningful connections between students andthe organization. All orchestra members activelyparticipate in the development and execution of theseprograms.Through these concerts and projects, we are enrichingthe Cypress community through the creation of new,exciting performing arts experiences by keepingclassical tnusic alive and fresh.
  3. 3. Caroline Ewan, Founder and CEO Donna McCarty, Vice President & Marketing Director dnnccarty(|) Dawson White, Media Director Katherine Dupere, Membership Director l< Cindy Friedman, Secretary David Dupre, Finance and Special Events Go to www.cypresssymphony.orgforIk details
  4. 4. Founder, Kxecntive Director, and Associate Concert master of the Cypress Symphony^Caroline is an active orchestral musician, freelancer, and teacher in the Houston areikand beyond. Ms. Ewan has performed with orchestras and chamber music groups inTexas and abroad, and has had the opportunity to perform with acclaimed artists suchas Midori. Roberto Diaz, ho- Jan van der Werjf, Timothy Pitts. .Jon Kinmra Parker^and Art Garfunkel. Her dedication to working with young musicians has led many c^iher students to win top prizes in local and regional competiiiom..4s an orchestral mtisician, Ms. Ewan has served as concertmaster of the BaylofiSymphony, and Assistant Principal Second Hoi in of the Shepherd School Orchestra.In 2007, Ms. Ewan won a student internship to perform with Waco SymphonyOichestra and has played with the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra on .severaloccasions. She has played under highly acclaimed conductors Larry RachlejfBohuslav Rattav. and Richard Bado. i: , vCaroline passionately shares her love of trmsic with thefuture generation as an active private violin teacher andclin.ician in the greater fionston area. Carolinecurrently runs her own private violin studio. She hasreceived thorough pedagogical training from renownedteachers Kenneth Goldsmith and Minn Zweig, and herstudents have participated in severed master classeswith Mr. Goldsmith at Rice University.An active fi-eelancer in the Houston area, Ms. Ewan frequently performs in weddings,church services, and other special engagements. Ms. Ewan enjoys travelling toCanada, her home country, where she has attended the Symphony Orchestra .Academyof die Pacific in British Coh4mbia, and the Domaine Forget festival in St. Irenee,Quebec. A-fe. Ewan has also performed chamber music in Times Square, NBM YorkCityA native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ms. Ewan is currently pursuing a masters degree atRice University, studying violin with Kenneth Goldsmith. Ms. Ewan received herbachelors degree in tnusic from Baylor University, graduating magna cum laude. Ms.Ewan is the recipient of numerous honors including the Baylor University PresidentsScholcu-ship, the Baylor University Music Scholarship, and a Rice University MusicScholarship. She is currently the graduate assistant to Kenneth Goldsnnth, professor(f violin at Rice Universitys Shepherd School of Music. Her former teachers haveincluded Dr. Bruce Berg and Hemy Rubin. She has also coached with KathleenWinkler, Eric tlalen, Brian Connelly. Burton Kaplan, Denise Lupien. and the TakucsString Quartet.