Gene Wie is a conductor, chamber musician and educator. His performances on violin, viola, clarinet and saxophone have taken him around the world. He has served as Music Director of the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California since 2005, and Artistic Director of the Capistrano International Chamber Music Festival, St. Margaret’s Summer...

Gene Wie is a conductor, chamber musician and educator. His performances on violin, viola, clarinet and saxophone have taken him around the world. He has served as Music Director of the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California since 2005, and Artistic Director of the Capistrano International Chamber Music Festival, St. Margaret’s Summer Music Festival and the String4tet Initiative. He is Director of the Orchestra and Chamber Music Program at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, California, where he also teaches AP Computer Science. Wie earned his MFA Music and BS Information and Computer Science degrees from the University of California at Irvine.

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I've always been enthusiastic about new technologies in musical instruments and their applications for students. When videos for the new Yamaha Venova™ began appearing on YouTube™ in Japan, the first thing I thought was, "Can I take this instrument and teach little kids to play?"

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