PEOPLE

Sistema Winnipeg is a unique partnership between the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Seven Oaks School Division, and the Winnipeg School Division, serving up to 150 students in Winnipeg’s North End. Leadership Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Naomi Woo Naomi Woo Sistema Music Director  
Brent Johnson Brent Johnson Director of Education & Community (204) 949-3967
Jeffrey Acosta Jeffrey Acosta Sistema & Education Manager (204) 949-3995

Elwick Community School Site Seven Oaks School Division

Donn Navidad Donn Navidad Divisional Teacher, Strings    
Kari Chastko Kari Chastko Divisional Teacher, Strings    
Evgeny Vishnensky Evgeny Vishnevsky Divisional Teacher, Winds, Brass & Percussion    
Betty Paz Betty Paz Site Administrator  
Lindsay Woolgar Lindsay Woolgar Teaching Artist, Violin & Double Bass    
Allan Palmer Allan Palmer Teaching Artist, Violin    
Mike Scholz Mike Scholz Teaching Artist, Viola    
Michaela Kleer Michaela Kleer Teaching Artist, Violin & Viola    
Bery Filsaime Bery Filsaime Teaching Artist, Cello    
John Mark Baron John Mark Baron Teaching Artist, Double Bass    
Beck Watt Beck Watt Teaching Artist, Woodwinds    

King Edward Community School Winnipeg School Division

Heidi Poetker Heidi Poetker Divisional Teacher, Choir & General Music    
Tasia Geras Tasia Geras Divisional Teacher, Strings    
Meg Specht Meg Specht Site Administrator  
Julia Garcia Julia Garcia Assistant Site Administrator    
Bokyung Hwang Bokyung Hwang Teaching Artist, Violin    
Cathy Jiyoung Lee Cathy Jiyoung Lee Teaching Artist, Violin    
Tatiana Friesen Tatiana Friesen Teaching Artist, Viola    
Bery Filsaime Bery Filsaime Teaching Artist, Cello    
John Mark Baron John Mark Baron Teaching Artist, Double Bass    

Teaching Artists Teachers at Sistema Winnipeg are musicians and artists from across Winnipeg who bring a wide range of community partnerships and musical talents to their teaching. Our teachers perform actively with chamber groups, bands, and orchestras around the city.

Faculty Alumni Sistema Winnipeg is fortunate to have had some very talented teaching artists among the ranks over the years, including: John Sellick, violinist Raine Hamilton, prairie songstress

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