Persephone ConcertosMar 3, 2019 - 3:30pm
Satellite Beach High School PAC - 300 Scorpion Ct, Satellite Beach, FL 32937
FREE CONCERT; NO TICKET REQUIRED
Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra
Mark Nelson, conductor
Cole George, bassoon
Hannah Bedard, french horn
Hannah Langenbach, viola
Join the Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra for the Young Artist Competition Concerto Finals!
Cole George is a junior in the Academy of Fine Arts at Satellite High School. As a musician, he started on the cello in fifth grade and added the bassoon in seventh grade. In ninth grade, he made the decision to pursue the bassoon. He has been playing the bassoon for 5 years and has studied privately for 4 years under Michael Sperr. He also studies with Gabriel Bergeron-Langlois when time permits.
Cole is principal bassoonist for the Satellite High Symphonic Orchestra, Satellite High Wind Ensemble, and Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition, he is Lead Alto-Sax in the Satellite High Jazz Orchestra and is a member of the Satellite High Marching Scorpions.
Cole was the principal bassoonist in the 2019 Florida All-State Symphonic Band and the 2019 Brevard All-County Orchestra. Additionally, in 2018 he participated in the Florida All-State Concert Orchestra and the Brevard All-County Orchestra, both as principal chair. He was a member of the Brevard All-County Band from 2016-2017. In 2018, he was the winner of the Young Artist Soloist Competition at Stetson University Double Reed Workshop and The Creative Young Artist Concerto Competition.
After completing high school, his goal is to study at a conservatory majoring in bassoon performance. From here, Cole wants to be a member of a large orchestra and to work in his community and give back through teaching and offering private lessons. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his family and friends.
Hannah Langenbach is a senior at West Shore Jr/Sr High School. She has studied viola under the tutelage of Carey Moorman since the age of 13. Hannah performs regularly with the program Quartet Movement, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, and the Riverside Chamber Orchestra. Furthermore, Hannah has been able to perform with the Brevard Chorale and the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard’s Music on the River. Hannah has been a member of the Florida All State and Brevard All County Orchestras. She has also participated in Solo and Ensemble, earning Superior with Distinction. Additionally, she has performed in masterclasses with Sergiu Schwartz, Hiwote Tadesse, and Sarah Cote. During the summer of 2018, she attended the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival, NC, and studied under Dr. Jacob Adams, with coaching from Jonathan Spitz. Hannah also attended the Eastern Music Festival, NC, in the summer of 2017, and studied under Diane Phoenix-Neal, with coaching from Derek Mosloff, Jamie Hofman, and Benjamin Geller. In the summer of 2016, she went to Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University and was taught by Dr. Eric Koontz. On the weekends, she volunteers with the organization MusicMDs, performing for hospital patients and serving as the Recruitment Officer and a member of the Executive Board of Management. Additionally, she teaches a studio of violists. In regards to future endeavors, Hannah aspires to earn two degrees, in both Environmental Science and Viola Performance. After her undergraduate studies, she then has ambitions to attend law school.
Hannah Bedard is a senior at Viera High School and has been playing the French Horn for 6 years. She has studied the French Horn with William Robinson and John Wilkerson. For the past few years Hannah has been a member of the Brevard All-County band and was a part of this year's All-County Orchestra. She also placed first in brass competitions at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2016 and 2017. She participated in FSU's Tri-State Wind Festival in 2017 and in 2018 was Principal chair in her band. Her junior and senior year, Hannah has been blessed with the opportunity to be the Head Drum Major of the Viera Marching Hawks and continues her musical endeavors through SCSYO, Indoor Percussion, singing in worship bands, and playing the piano in her spare time. Outside of music, Hannah participates in several clubs and Honor Societies, but more than anything she loves to spend time with her family and friends. After high school, Hannah plans to attend the University of Florida or Florida State to study Music and a Foreign Language and one day become a college professor and researcher.