Pioneer Orchestra Camp-- Celebrating 10 Years!

Alumni, parents, and friends:

You are cordially invited to join the Pioneer Orchestras (and bands and choirs) as we celebrate 10 years of the orchestra program attending Interlochen for our summer music camp! Consider taking the drive up to Interlochen on Sunday, August 11th to join the Pioneer Orchestras as they perform at Interlochen for the 10th time!

Featuring works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Vaughan Williams, and a special 10 year composition by alumnus Giancarlo Latta of the world-class Argus Quartet!


1:30p, Kresge Auditorium

Free to the Public, Cookout to follow!

How to see you there!

Mr. Glawe

artwork by student Jennifer Meng

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featured composer, Giancarlo Latta  Fiercely committed to the music of our time, violinist and composer Giancarlo Latta is interested in the intersection and convergence of music old and new, a passion he explores principally as a member of the acclaimed New York-based Argus Quartet. He has worked with dozens of composers both young and established, including Mario Davidovsky, George Lewis, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and has been heard in venues as diverse as the Rothko Chapel (Houston), Royal Albert Hall (London) as part of the BBC Proms, and Neubad (Lucerne, Switzerland), a multipurpose performance space in a former public swimming pool. Recent highlights include duo performances with flutist Claire Chase as part of Houston’s Da Camera series, Georg Friedrich Haas’  in vain  and the U.S. premiere of Liza Lim’s opera  Tree of Codes  at the Spoleto Festival USA, and residencies at Avaloch Farm and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. A founding member of KINETIC, a Houston-based conductorless ensemble, Giancarlo is passionate about the creative and collaborative possibilities of both small- and large-scale music making. Giancarlo studied with Paul Kantor at Rice University and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago.

featured composer, Giancarlo Latta

Fiercely committed to the music of our time, violinist and composer Giancarlo Latta is interested in the intersection and convergence of music old and new, a passion he explores principally as a member of the acclaimed New York-based Argus Quartet. He has worked with dozens of composers both young and established, including Mario Davidovsky, George Lewis, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and has been heard in venues as diverse as the Rothko Chapel (Houston), Royal Albert Hall (London) as part of the BBC Proms, and Neubad (Lucerne, Switzerland), a multipurpose performance space in a former public swimming pool. Recent highlights include duo performances with flutist Claire Chase as part of Houston’s Da Camera series, Georg Friedrich Haas’ in vain and the U.S. premiere of Liza Lim’s opera Tree of Codes at the Spoleto Festival USA, and residencies at Avaloch Farm and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. A founding member of KINETIC, a Houston-based conductorless ensemble, Giancarlo is passionate about the creative and collaborative possibilities of both small- and large-scale music making. Giancarlo studied with Paul Kantor at Rice University and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago.

Council Elections 2019-2020

Who votes for what?

No incoming 9th graders will be voting in this election.

View Candidate Speeches HERE

Philharmonic leadership will be appointed by Mr. Smith and Mr. Glawe.

  • Current Concert White, and FUTURE (2019-2020) Concert White students will vote for Concert White Council Positions.

  • Current Concert Purple and FUTURE (2019-2020) Concert Purple will vote for Concert Purple Council Positions.

  • Current Symphony and FUTURE (2019-2020) Symphony will vote for Symphony Council Elections.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS BALLOT BY 3:30p, Friday, June 7. CLICK HERE

2019-2020 Pioneer Orchestra Audition Results

2019-2020 Pioneer Orchestra AUDITION RESULTS

Hello Pioneer Orchestra Community!

I am extremely proud of the work that our student community put in to prepare for audition season at Pioneer. I am confident in these musical decisions that were made, and I am eager to see the development of each individual player in the coming year.  To our incoming freshmen, WELCOME TO PIONEER! These orchestras are your new home, and I think you will find them each to be welcoming and inviting. I am SO proud of you!

Warmly and with respect,

Mr. Glawe

Here are the audition results for 2019-2020.