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Season Event

Lecture: Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Meet the Future Stars  

Instructor: Melvin Goodwyn  

  • May 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

In this presentation, we will learn the history of the Youth Orchestras of Prince William (YOPW) and how it provides a stepping stone to a life of classical music for many of the youth of our community. The speaker will also introduce us to the program that YOPW will perform on May 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. YOPW’s season closes on a fragrant note with a performance featuring all of its performing ensembles, from youngest to oldest. This celebration of the legacy and impact that YOPW has had on the region will thrill us with selections from the romantic era. Enjoy an afternoon of youthful exuberance and exquisite music.

Melvin Goodwyn served as high school choral director and fine arts administrator in Prince William County for 21 years until his retirement in 2009. His choirs received superior ratings at the local, state, and national levels and were invited to perform at state music conferences on three occasions. Mr. Goodwyn served as guest clinician and accompanist at numerous district, state, and national choral events. He holds a bachelor’s of music degree from Westminster Choir College and a master’s of music in conducting from Catholic University.

Performance: Let it Bloom!
Sunday, 3:00 p.m., May 7
Hylton Performing Arts Center