This 130-member string orchestra, most of whose members are in grades 6-9, studies a wide variety of repertoire. Each spring, selected wind, brass, and percussion players from Junior Wind Ensemble are invited to join the string players of the Sinfonia to make a full orchestra called the Junior Symphony Orchestra. This ensemble performs repertoire for full symphony orchestra on the same MYSO Spring Concert as the Junior Wind Ensemble.
Sinfonia Music Director
Mr. Rindt has been the conductor and music director of MYSO’s Sinfonia since 1995 and has worked in the MYSO program as a conductor and coach since 1985. An alum of the MFY/MYSO program, Mr. Rindt received his Bachelor of Music Education from UW-Milwaukee and his Master of Music in Music Performance/String Pedagogy from UW-Madison with professional affiliations as member and past board member of WI-ASTA and member of The Conductors Guild. In 2009, Mr. Rindt retired as director of orchestras at Nathan Hale High School and multiple elementary schools in the West Allis School District. Recently, Mr. Rindt served as interim director of the Chamber/Symphony Orchestras at UW-Whitewater (2009-2012) and interim director of orchestras at Marquette University (2007-2009). Mr. Rindt has also served for ten years at both the UW-Whitewater Summer Orchestra Camp (director/conductor/faculty) and at the renowned Interlochen Arts Camp as Junior Orchestra director. In 2001, Mr. Rindt received the Music Teacher of the Year Award from the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee and in 2006 he received the Music Teacher of the Year Award from Classical Music Station WFMR. Currently Mr. Rindt is Associate Director of Orchestras at New Berlin Eisenhower and performs as bassist with the Wisconsin Philharmonic and Festival City Symphony.