BFA Music, State University of New York T Purchase
MM Violin, Teacher Certification !University of Akron, Ohio
Graduate Study, Cleveland I
Michael Fahey has been Director of Orchestras at Stratford since 2006 and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department beginning this year. Under his leadership, the Orchestras have continued a thirty year tradition of musical excellence at UiL, Region and State-wide competition. Under Fahey's direction the 2011 Stratford Playhouse Orchestra was Chosen "Best Orchestra" at that year's Tommy Tune Awards. The Stratford Orchestra has performed in Chicago Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City and St. John the Divine Church in River Oaks. In 2012 Mr. Fahey was honored at Jones Hall as the Houston Symphony Orchestra's Educator of the Year. He is a professional violinist and has performed with the Theatre Under The Stars Orchestra for fourteen years. He is in demand as a guest clinician and UiL judge at orchestra competitons across the state.
See Mr. Fahey for test make-up information.
Tutorials are by appointment before or after school.
Students are expected to practice their instrument each day at home. Violas, cellos and basses may be rented from the school. Violinists are expected to rent or own their own instrument. Please see the Stratford Orchestra Handbook for information on suggested vendors.
Performance exams occur at two week intervals and are considered major grades. A schedule of events is given to students at the beginning of each year and includes required performances as well as a great many team-building activities specific to Orchestra.
Stratford Orchestra Handbook