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Gulfton Community Youth Orchestra offers tuition-free instruction
Partnership with AFA brings music to more students
Houston Chronicle
A cluster of youngsters, a couple of chairs, a handful of instruments and a spirited passion for music education is all Theodora Prunoske needed to establish the Gulfton Community Youth Orchestra last October.
In pursuit of a new teaching environment, the New York native, who moved to Houston five years ago with her partner, Steven Olick IV, had recently left her position at a nearby KIPP middle school where she had successfully build its inaugural music program. Thus, forming her own ensemble – a truly grassroots initiative founded on a shoe-string budget in response to requests from area string students and their families – and venturing into entrepreneurship proved a natural next step.
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