I am Eric McGuire Wenstrom, your new orchestra teacher. I grew up in Oregon and went to the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) where I earned a degree in Music Education. I began my teaching career in Albany, Oregon and completed my Master's Degree in Music Education and Conducting. I moved to Idaho to teach in Idaho Falls, Idaho and during that time I founded the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony and co-founded the Idaho Falls Youth Youth Arts Centre. I entered the PhD. program at the University of Oreon in Music History and Conducting and achieved ABD status. I have been active as a conductor, performing musician and arranger for the past 30 years and have been very fortunate to have been able to work with some amazing talent over hte years. My father grew up in Helana, and in a way this feels like coming back home.
My wife and I are the proud parents of triplets who are just beggining their freshman year in college.