Teresa Herfindahl, Assistant Conductor

 

Teresa is a professional musician and educator, holding a M.M from University of the Pacific in performance where she had a fellowship in Music Theory and Conducting and a B.A. with honors in music from the University of California, Berkeley.  She has many years of experience as a school music teacher, band director, orchestra director, choir director, and church choir director.  As an orchestral musician she was an active freelancer in the San Francisco Bay and the Seattle areas, holding positions in the horn sections of numerous orchestras and ensembles including the Napa Valley Symphony, the Stockton Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, Sacramento Opera, Tacoma Symphony, Federal Way Philharmonic, and the Tacoma Opera. Teresa is a licensed public school teacher in California, Washington State and Massachusetts.  She currently teaches instrumental, choral and general music at the elementary and middle school levels in the Boston public schools.  Teresa has had an active private studio teaching piano, woodwind, and brass instruments.  She has also taught a home school student at the middle and high school level.  With a life long passion for health and fitness, she also currently maintains a private studio, coaching clients to live healthfully.