Weston Hosler has been selected new director of the Wayland High School orchestra program.
Hosler, who succeeds Wayland High School graduate Kyle Pitcher, who took a job at Rockford High School, has been working at Kenowa Hilla High School.
A graduate of the music education program at Eastern Michigan University he was director of the Brighton String Orchestras, and taught private lessons in Brighton as well. While student teaching in the Saline Area Schools, he worked with students both in the classroom and outside, helping with one of the fiddle groups that now tours all over the state each summer.
A spokesperson said, “His lifelong love of music and learning keeps him active and abreast with new techniques, and old tricks. He is dedicated to every one of his students, and encourages them to play as much as they can.”
He has attended the Interlochen Summer Arts Camps and taught at the Michigan American String Teacher’s Association (MASTA) Camp in Howell. Besides teaching, Weston was also president of the ASTA chapter at Eastern Michigan University, where he led a group who took donated instruments to New Orleans, in hopes of mending the string programs there.
Hosler said, “I am thrilled to be a part of a supportive music program and eager to share my love of music with the rest of the community.”