by Josef Suk
I. Andante con moto
by Eric Whitacre
by John Rutter
by Astor Piazolla
Traditional Bulgarian Folk Song, arr. Lipton
by Soon Hee Newbold
by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
by Maurice Ravel
by Felix Mendelssohn
Traditional arr. Gackstatter
The Huron High School Orchestra Program has a rich history of musical excellence. Huron High School is located in Ann Arbor, MI, near the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Engineering, and Medical Campuses, and serves a diverse population of approximately 1,750 students. Ranked as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the U.S. by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, Ann Arbor is a culturally rich community with access to world-class musicians and teachers. The students of the Huron Orchestras have worked closely with many guest artists including: Apollo’s Fire, Martha Graham Ballet Company, Evan Chambers, Kenneth Keisler, and Joshua Gersen and Michael Adelson of the New York Philharmonic. The Huron High School Music department has been recognized several times by the GRAMMY Foundation as among the most outstanding High School Music Departments in the country.
The Huron Symphony Orchestra has performed in world-class venues throughout North America and China including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall (NY), Hill Auditorium (MI), Chicago Symphony Hall (IL), and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center (China). Along with guest musicians from China and members of the Chicago music community, the orchestra was featured in a special collaborative concert in Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2018. This collaboration, entitled “Friendship Lasts Forever,” celebrated Chinese and American friendship through musical performance. In 2015, the Symphony Orchestra was invited to perform in an 11 day, 5 city tour of China including performances in Beijing, Xuzhou, and Shanghai, among others. The Symphony Orchestra has been recognized for their outstanding program and musicianship in the National School Orchestra Championship, and as the most outstanding orchestra at the Chicago Masters of Music Festival. Additionally, the Symphony Orchestra is frequently selected to perform at both state and International Conferences, including seven invitations to the Michigan Music Conference and four invitations to the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The Symphony Orchestra has been commissioned to premiere new works to celebrate anniversaries at both the Midwest Clinic in Chicago (70th annual), and the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (50th annual).
The Huron Orchestra Program is comprised of four curricular ensembles and an extracurricular chamber orchestra serving 175 string students. Members of the Concert, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras are often augmented with wind, brass and percussion students from the award-winning Band Program. Huron Orchestra students earn top ratings at the District and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals, Band and Orchestra Festivals, as well as participation in the Michigan All-State Orchestra. Each August, students from the entire orchestra program travel to the beautiful campus of the Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI) for a transformative week-long orchestra camp experience.
As a performer, educator, and conductor, Timothy Krohn is committed to inspiring and engaging others through music. Mr. Krohn serves as the High School Orchestra Director for Ann Arbor Huron High School, where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Krohn also teaches beginning strings at Logan Elementary and assists at Clague Middle and Scarlett Middle Schools. Prior to his appointment with the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Mr. Krohn served as the High School Orchestra Director for Saline Area Schools. In addition to his position at Huron, Mr. Krohn has served as the Music Director and Conductor for the Mason Symphony Orchestra (MI) and the Arbor Brass Choir and currently serves as Director of Music at Lord of Light Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. Originally from Lewisburg, PA, Mr. Krohn began studying the violin at age three and has played with several folk groups around Michigan. As a trumpet player, Mr. Krohn is currently the Principal Trumpet with the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony and has performed with the Michigan Opera Theater, Ann Arbor Symphony, Adrian Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, Plymouth Symphony, Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, Pierre Monteux Orchestra, Williamsport Symphony, and the Lexington (MI) Bach Festival. Mr. Krohn holds degrees in Trumpet Performance, Music Education, and Conducting from the University of Michigan where he was a student of William Lucas and Michael Haithcock. Mr. Krohn has also studied with Marianne Ploger, Bob Culver, Kenneth Kiesler, Jerry Blackstone, and Steven Davis.
In his free time, Mr. Krohn enjoys Michigan Football, yoga, running, playing soccer, bridge, and spending time with friends and family.