Conductor, Concert String Orchestra & Intermediate String Ensemble
An alumnus of HYS, Chad Uyehara conducts the Intermediate String Ensemble and Concert String Orchestra. Mr. Uyehara received his Master’s of Music in Viola Performance and Music Education from Northwestern University. He earned his Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance, Bachelor’s of Arts in French, and membership in Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Hawaii. He is also a graduate of Punahou School. Mr. Uyehara has performed on violin and viola with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Desert Springs Chamber Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphony. He has taught orchestra with the Clark County School District in Nevada, the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic, and the Hawaii Department of Education at Kalani High School, Kaimuki Middle School, and Moanalua Elementary. Mr. Uyehara served as interim conductor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa Symphony Orchestra during the 2014-2015 school year. Currently, he teaches orchestra at at Saint Andrew’s Priory and Hanahaouli School, and maintains a private violin/viola studio of thirty students. Professional affiliations include American String Teachers Association, National Association for Music Education, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Music Teachers National Association, and the American Viola Society.
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