Cranberry Township woman named concert master

December 4, 2013 by  

The Butler County Symphony Orchestra recently appointed a Cranberry Township resident as its latest concert master.

As the new title-holder, Tanya Satteson will assist the conductor of the orchestra. She will also lead the first violins. The orchestra could use postcard printing to advertise its new concert master to its fans and subscribers, especially since she will be appearing with the orchestra during its upcoming concerts.

Before joining the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, Satteson was a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for four years and a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra for two years. She has also performed with the Academy Chamber Orchestra in Pittsburgh during the past three seasons.

Satteson has performed as a soloist with the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared at summer music festivals such as the Music Bridge Program and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Satteson also has a number of awards under her belt, including first place at the national finals of the Canadian Music Competition, which she won three times.

She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a Master’s degree in violin performance. During her time in school, she earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement. She is on the faculty at the Center for Young Musicians in Wexford, where she teaches violin and early childhood music.

The symphony, complete with its new master, will be performing at the 24th annual Holiday Tour of Homes on December 7. The orchestra also has two holiday concerts scheduled for December 14 and 15 at Butler Intermediate High School and Seneca Valley Intermediate High School respectively.