Dynamic String Orchestra Program
MYSO’s Sinfonia program is a large string orchestra that studies a wide variety of repertoire. Each spring, selected wind, brass, and percussion players from Wind Ensemble are invited to join the string players of the Sinfonia to create a symphony orchestra, the Sinfonia Philharmonic.
This ensemble performs repertoire for full symphony orchestra on the ensemble’s final concert of the season.
At a Glance
- 100 musicians
- Rehearsals generally on Thursdays in the late afternoon/early evening
- Most students are in grades 6-9
- Music Director: Ms. Lauren Roznowski
The Sinfonia Staff
Lauren Roznowski Hayden was named MYSO’s Music Director of Sinfonia in July 2021. She is currently the Director of Orchestras at Longfellow Middle School in Wauwatosa, WI. Prior to this, she served as Director of Orchestras at Kettle Moraine High School and Lake Geneva Middle School. She has been directing orchestras and teaching music in the greater Milwaukee area since 2007. She sums up her educational philosophy as “passionately pursuing teaching music as a vehicle to teaching the whole child,” an approach embraced wholeheartedly at MYSO. Ms. Roznowski is a proud MYSO alum.
Ms. Roznowski received her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of Lawrence University where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating summa cum laude, majoring in music education and viola performance. She studied viola and orchestral conducting with Matthew Michelic, Dr. David Becker, and Dr. Robert Hasty. She is a National Board-Certified Teacher in Instrumental Music. Ms. Roznowski resides in Wauwatosa with her husband and two daughters.