New GRSMA Members. Welcome!
GRSMA welcomes six new members, with each pair of brass, violin, and cello players having a commonality.
First of all, our two new brass musicians were born and raised in Michigan.
Jacob Cameron grew up in Mulliken, went to Grand Ledge High School, and has degrees from Michigan State University and Rice University. Currently he is Associate Professor of Tuba at Western Michigan University.
A native of Rockford and graduate of Rockford High School, George Goad studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Rice University. He has held trumpet positions with the Columbus and Montreal Symphony Orchestras.
Next, GRSMA's two new violinists received their musical training in Michigan.
Originally from Taiwan, Yunghsuan Lo (Sandy) is a DMA candidate at Michigan State University. She won first prize at the 2019 American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition.
Joachim Stepniewski was born in Poland and moved to the US at an early age. He studied at the University of Michigan, and his father is a violinist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO).
Finally, our new cellists have a passion for both performing the cello and teaching young musicians.
Born in South Korea and raised in Portland OR, Jinn Shin has degrees in cello performance from Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman School of Music, with funded internships at BRAVO Youth Orchestras, an el-sistema inspired program.
Tom Sullivan studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Wayne State University, where he taught inner city youths via the String Project@Wayne and mentored the DSO Civic Youth Orchestra's cello section.
GRSMA is pleased to have these talented musicians join our ranks!