Michael Linert
  • Mr. Michael Linert

    Director of Orchestras

    P: 720-542-5442

    Email: mlinert@wps.org

    Michael Linert enjoys a varied musical career as a cellist, singer, educator, and composer. Known for his engaging, impassioned performances as well as his inspiring, organized, and rigorous teaching approach, he seeks to create a world fully enriched by music, providing accessible and varied opportunities for all who seek music in their lives.

    More info, resources, and performances can be found at www.michaellinert.com

Ava Pacheco
  • Dr. Ava Pacheco

    Guest Artist and Educator

    Thank you to Dr. Ava Pacheco for working with us a couple hours a week to help improve shoulder/chin rest set-ups, inspiring us with performances, and meeting with students individually to offer support, guidance, and encouragement! Thank you to Michelle Orman and the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra for funding this possibility!
    A native of Houston, Texas, Ava Pacheco holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Truman State University. Her orchestral engagements include Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, and Cheyenne Symphony. Her teachers include former & current Takacs Quartet second violinists Karoly Schranz & Harumi Rhodes, as well as Sam McClure, Julie Lundgren, and Kathy Karpicke. She lives in Boulder with her husband, Trevor, and their three cats, Socks, Pip, and Coco.