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Artist Stories: Weston Sprott
Join us as the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) and New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) co-host an Artist Stories Series, a series of weekly one-hour virtual conversations exploring the importance of equity, inclusion, and representation in the classical music, jazz, and Broadway world. Featured guest speakers include Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Jeff Scott, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Sean C. Jones, and Weston Sprott.

On August 12th we will feature trombonist and educator Weston Sprott. Submit questions in advance to info@nyys.org.

Aug 12, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Weston Sprott
Weston Sprott enjoys an exciting career that includes orchestral, chamber, and solo performances, as well as numerous educational and outreach efforts. He is Dean of the Preparatory Division at The Juilliard School, leading Juilliard Pre-College and the Music Advancement Program, and a trombonist in New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, of which he has been a member since 2005. He has been recognized as “an excellent trombonist” with a “sense of style and phrasing [that] takes a backseat to no one”. He is a recipient of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence and the Atlanta Symphony Talent Development Program Aspire Award.
Rima Vargas-Vetter
Trustee @New York Youth Symphony
Rima Vargas-Vetter was born in the United States to Cuban-German parents and grew up in the United States, Mexico, Italy, England, and France. She speaks fluent French and Italian in addition to her native English. Her first career, starting as a child, was in the theatre as an actor, dancer, and choreographer-director. Performing in Europe with various classical and modern companies, including Les Ballets Peter Goss, and Joseph Russillo Company, she danced and choreographed for French and German television shows, as well as for the shows of various noted French performers, and acted and danced in a number of French films. In American films, she was featured in Bob Fosse's All That Jazz and The Cotton Club, and appeared in Tootsie. After a full theatrical career, Rima went back to school and earned a degree in art, and subsequently became a freelance art consultant. She is trustee of the New York Youth Symphony and Elisa Monte Dance Company.