Silvana Ferrarin is grateful to be returning for a second season with the Colorado Crossroads Youth Orchestra, this time in the position of Music Director. Originally from Southern California, Ms. Ferrarin combines her love of performing and teaching in her career. In addition to working with the CCYO, she is a violist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra and a Distinguished Mentor of violin, viola, music theory, early childhood classes, and piano/keyboard studies at the Colorado Springs Conservatory.
She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Miami, her Master of Music in Viola Performance & Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an Orchestral Certificate from the University of Denver before moving to Colorado Springs. During her studies she received her K-12 Music Teacher Licensure and Suzuki Violin Method training.
She spent her summers playing at the National Repertory Orchestra, Denver Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Castleman Quartet Program, and other programs. Ms. Ferrarin is grateful to God and for the tutelage of her instructors from every part of her walk in classical music. Her instructors' dedication to the craft and genuine support for their students is what motivated her to become one of the many musicians passing music on to the next generation.
In her free time Ms. Ferrarin enjoys hiking, reading, playing board games, and practicing!