Wairarapa Youth Orchestra Supervisor
Caitlin is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand School of Music with
a BMus double major in Composition and Classical Performance, and an MFA(CP) in Music.
She is now a prolific strings tutor in the Wairarapa having inspired many young children
in the region to pick up a string instrument through her ‘Classical Strings Workshop’
initiative, funded by Creative Communities, Greytown Lions, and the Owls of Featherston.
Her vision for the WYO is to provide a foundation of large ensemble education at the
highest level that is creative, fun, and freely accessible to all students in the region!
Conductor of the Wairarapa Youth Orchestra
Andrew is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand School of Music.
He has a BMus, Bmus(Hons), and MMA in Piano Performance, a Gdip in Conducting, and an MFA(CP)
in Typesetting, Orchestration, and Film Composition. Andrew has vast conducting experience
working with orchestras in Wellington, Kapiti, and Palmerston North, and is the current
Musical Director of The Wairarapa Singers in Masterton. He is passionate about conducting
and has worked with numerous youth and adult education ensembles as a conductor, educator,
and supervisor. Andrew is excited to be working on this new initiative
in the Wairarapa community!