CONDUCTORS

Zun-hin woo
Music Director and Conductor - Temecula Valley Youth Symphony

Temecula Valley Symphony appointed Zun-Hin Woo as its Associate Conductor in 2014.  “Hin” continues to serve in that role and is also our current Concert Master and String Section Coordinator which includes string coaching during rehearsals and recruitment of new string players for our symphony.

 

He has also been appointed as the new Music Director and Conductor of the Temecula Valley YOUTH Symphony.

 

As a professional violinist Hin has performed with several orchestras in China including the Hong Kong Virtuosi, Hong Kong Sinfonietta as well as numerous symphonies in Southern California and currently is a free-lance musician. Born and raised in Montana, Mr. Woo attended the University of Oklahoma in Norma and obtained his B.M. in Violin Performance and earned his M.M. degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

 

Hin is currently the Associate Conductor of the Symphony Irvine and has served as a conductor for the Sichuan Symphony in China as well as several symphonies in Hong Kong including the Open University, Concerto da Camera, King’s College, Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra, La Salle College and Wah Yan College.

 

Having recently moved back to the U.S., Mr. Woo is currently securing teaching, performing and conducting positions in the Southern California area.

JUanita Jackson
Music Director & Conductor – Junior Youth Symphony

A native Californian, Juanita Jackson started playing violin in the public schools at age 9.  After high school she earned the Concertmaster position in America Youth in Concert where she toured Italy, Switzerland, Paris France, and London England.  Mrs. Jackson attended California State University, Long Beach as a Kaelter Scholarship recipient and studied violin with Elizabeth Ivanov Holborn, a student of Ivan Galamian.  She was also a member of the University String Quartet under the instruction of Victor Sazer.  She graduated from CSULB with a Bachelors of Music and a clear California State teaching credential as well as earning a Masters of Educational Technology from Azusa Pacific University.  
 
As a freelance artist Juanita has played in orchestras, church groups and musicals in many venues from Los Angeles to San Diego.  She has also performed professionally with the Redlands Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic and the Inland Empire Symphony, has participated in a number of American String Teachers Association chamber music conferences and served as Applied Music staff at Mt San Jacinto College. She is the owner and instructor at Menifee Strings and has served as Assistant Director for both Bravura and Inland Valley youth symphonies .  Mrs. Jackson is currently the Instrumental Music Director of the Unanimous Superior/Gold Rated Menifee Valley Middle School music program.  During the summer she is the chamber music and orchestral coach at Arrowbear Music Camp. She holds the position of Concertmaster and certified staff at Miracosta College in Oceanside and is the Principal Viola for the Temecula Valley Symphony.