Gary Wolfman

Gary Wolfman
Gary Wolfman

Philharmonic Conductor



Before joining GTCYS in 2012, Mr. Wolfman was the Music Director for the youth symphony program of the Fox Valley Symphony located in Appleton, WI. For many years, Mr. Wolfman taught hundreds of students in the orchestra programs at Appleton North and West High Schools, where he was the recipient of the High School Educator of the Year for the school district. Orchestras under his direction have performed for 11 state and national music conferences. He has been President of Wisconsin Music Educators Association and North Central Division President of Music Educators National Conference. He graduated with a music education degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting and music education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His outstanding musicianship, teaching skills and high standards continue to benefit GTCYS students and the organization as a whole. He and his wife, Dr. Laura Sindberg, live in Minneapolis with their dog Bettie White.

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