St. Francis High School Announces Steven Sjobring as Orchestra Director
St. Francis High School is pleased to announce the return of the Orchestra Program under the direction of Mr. Steven Sjobring.
Steven is an experienced music educator and highly skilled performer. A graduate of Wheaton College, Sjobring studied violin/viola performance and music education. In 2001, Steven was the first prize winner of the Wheaton College Conservatory Concerto Competition. He is the Co-founder and Director of the String Academy of Chicago. He is also the founder and member of the Chicago Classic String Ensemble - performing throughout the Chicagoland area. His primary instrument is the violin.
“We are excited for Steven to take over our string program at St. Francis High School.” said Bob Mamminga, Co-Director of Activities and Performing and Visual Art Department Chair, St. Francis High School. “We are excited to add Steve Sjobring to the Performing and Visual Arts Department. We are looking forward to him growing the program and allowing our many talented students to flourish in orchestra here at SFHS.”
Mr. Sjobring is currently a guest lecturer at Wheaton College teaching String Pedagogy and String Technique courses. He also has experience as a guest conductor and freelance artist.
“I believe this time is more important than ever to come together to make music.” says Sjobring. “Music making fosters community, provides an outlet for self-expression, and allows us to give back to the world around us. I am looking forward to sharing my passion of creating high quality string music with St. Francis High School students and to share the joy of music performance with the community.”
The Orchestra Program at St. Francis High School has been in existence since 2012.