By Bailey Cichon
MARSHFIELD — Talk of a new orchestra teacher had been swirling around since September, but it was not until recently that Marshfield High School found a permanent solution. Students welcomed their new director, Anna Uecker, to Marshfield at the end of January. Uecker is a Wisconsin native and graduate of Indiana Wesleyan State.
“Violin is my primary instrument. I’ve been playing since I was 9, although I’ve been playing piano since I was 6,” said Uecker, who had previously taught middle school orchestra in Watertown.
“I was performing with the Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra in southeastern Wisconsin. I’m going to wait until I get used to my new schedule before joining a local group.”
“I’m really looking forward to working with some really talented and passionate students,” said Uecker. “I can’t believe how much hard work I’ve seen and how much dedication they’ve put into getting ready for Solo and Ensemble.”
Uecker teaches chamber orchestra and symphonic orchestra, symphonic orchestra winds, and soundscape classes at Marshfield High School. She will also lead fifth- and sixth-grade orchestra lessons.
Uecker added, “I view music making as a team activity. I look to see that students are working hard individually so that they can better the whole group.”