Cheryl Pope Ferrari
Cheryl has played violin since she was 9 years old. She has played solo and in groups from a very young age. In college, she had experience conducting small and large groups. As a graduate student, Cheryl student taught at the Detroit School for the Performing Arts. In this capacity, she led the vocal and strings groups for the Fall semester. She led classes, rehearsals, and performances of vocal groups of 50 students and string and full orchestras. As a music therapist, Cheryl led performances of all kinds and sizes with students singing, playing instruments, and performing in musicals. In 1999, Cheryl wrote original songs for and co-directed a musical with elementary students enrolled in general and special education classes.
Currently, Cheryl has a violin studio in her home where she teaches beginning and advanced students of all ages.
Cheryl still plays in small and large ensembles. She leads the 2nd violin section in the Detroit Medical Orchestra and plays in two quartets-one on violin and the other on viola. Cheryl is proud to be joining the Livonia Youth Symphony as she has played 2nd violin for the Livonia Symphony for over a decade. She is excited to help the young people of Metro Detroit expand their musical skills and experience the transformative power of music.
Carl is a former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as having played with the orchestras of Dallas, New Orleans and Milwaukee. He was a busy free lancer here in Detroit, recording and performing with many great performers, classical and pop, ballet and opera. He also was director of youth orchestras, (Dearborn, Livonia, Home School, etc.) As well as a teacher in the public schools. He is also a long time member of the Livonia Symphony Orchestra, (three and a half decades) where he enjoys playing principal horn and serves as Assistant Conductor also for three and a half decades.