Student Symphony and Prelude Orchestra

Prelude Orchestra 2022

Prelude Orchestra is open to string students in 4th through 8th grade. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7-8 PM at Kax̱dig̱oowu Héen Elementary School, 2901 Riverside Drive. Registration is now open!

Starting Date: January 29th, 2024

Concert Weekend: May 11th

Franz Felkl

Youth Education Director

Franz Felkl was born and raised in Juneau. He started his violin studies with Guo Hua Xia at age four and continued his studies in high school with Linda Rosenthal. Franz received a BS in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education K-12 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2012 he won the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. As an educator he has worked as a coach in a chamber music setting for young artists, taught at music camps for young musicians, and worked with the Fairbanks Youth Symphony Orchestras. From 2016 to 2019, Franz was the second violinist in the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University. Franz has moved back to Juneau to teach violin privately and also has been appointed concertmaster of the Juneau Symphony.
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