Audrey Nowak is Here for the Music


Bird in the Wings welcomes violinist and member of the Weidner Philharmonic to the pod to wrap up this semester. Audrey talks with Kelli about her journey to becoming a professional musician and music educator in NE Wisconsin, plus tells an inspiring story on how she became first chair Violinist.

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The Weidner Philharmonic will perform Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment live in the Billie Kress Amphitheater at the Green Bay Botanical Garden Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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Audrey Nowak, Musician, Music Educator, Weidner Philharmonic musician

About Our Guest: 

Audrey Nowak is the conductor of the string ensemble at St. Norbert College. She is also the program manager of the St. Norbert College Youth Orchestra Program, as well as conductor of that organization’s string orchestra.

Ms. Nowak has taught in northeast Wisconsin since 1990. In addition to teaching courses at St. Norbert, she is currently the director of orchestras at Bay Port High School in the Howard-Suamico School District. During her tenure there Ms. Nowak has been honored with the prestigious Golden Apple Award for exceptional teaching; received the 2015 Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year award from the American String Teacher Association (ASTA); and in 2016 received a Herb Kohl Fellowship Award.

Passionate about sharing music with everyone, Ms. Nowak is the founding director of the Howard-Suamico School District Harp Choir, a multi-generational learning community utilizing the harp as a catalyst for personal growth and community service. Ms. Nowak also works as a hospital-certified master harp therapist, completing her mastery level certification in 2018 at Bedside Harps in Bensalem, Penn.

Still active as a performer, Ms. Nowak is the concertmaster of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay and has been a member of both the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra since 1990.

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