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
Education, Sistema & Community Engagement Manager
(204) 949-3967
Jeffrey Acosta Jeffrey Acosta
Education & Sistema Coordinator
(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
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
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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