Spokane Youth Philharmonic

The Spokane Youth Philharmonic is a full orchestra with woodwind, brass and percussion sections as well as strings. SYS students participate in their school orchestra and band programs. The Philharmonic music becomes very challenging for the students at this point as they see everyone's contribution in helping to shape the success of the overall orchestra. Competition for placement becomes a bit stiffer and the maturing musicians must show an enormous amount of devotion to their tasks.

The Spokane Youth Philharmonic  rehearses on Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., from September thru May. Location: St. John's Cathedral, 127 East 12th Avenue  (Community Room)

Conductor, Spokane Youth Philharmonic

Dr. Roberta Bottelli

Spokane Youth Philharmonic Conductor, Dr. Roberta Bottelli, is well respected across the northwest as a cellist, arts administrator, and teacher.  Dr. Bottelli teaches cello and chamber music at Whitworth University, cello and music theory at Holy Names Music Center, and is a coach in the Spokane Symphony’s Young Musician Education Program (YMEP).  Dr. Bottelli completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 2013 and often adjudicates for the Washington State Music Educators’ Association, coaching and critiquing cellists, chamber music groups, and high school and middle school orchestras, and was the Marketing and Development Director for the Spokane Chamber Music Association.

Dr. Bottelli has been the third chair cellist in the Spokane Sym- phony since 2006. As a performer, Dr. Bottelli has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across the northwest, including the Lake Chelan Bach Fest orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Mid-Columbia Symphony.  Roberta was the principal cellist of the Lake Chelan Bach Fest orchestra and the Mid-Columbia Sym- phony and has performed with Vancouver New Music and Victoria’s Aventa ensemble.  As the Director of Strings at Whitworth University (2001-2005), Dr. Bottelli conducted the String Orchestra, eventually building the program to include the performance of full symphonic works. Dr. Bottelli enjoys collaborating as a chamber musician; she is currently the cellist for the Riverside String Trio and was the founding cellist of Trio sTREga and the Cerberus Trio.

SYS Office Location:
601 W. Maxwell Ave., Suite #1
Spokane, WA 99201

Mailing Address:
Spokane Youth Symphony
PO Box 9547
Spokane, WA 99209

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-2:30 pm
(or by appointment)

Phone: 509-448-4446
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