Gary Wolfman, Artistic Director
Gary Wolfman was the religious leader and cantor for Congregation B’nai Israel located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the past thirty years. He also is the conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony. Before joining GTCYS in 2012, Mr. Wolfman was the Music Director for the youth symphony program of the Fox Valley Symphony located in Appleton, WI. For many years, Mr. Wolfman taught hundreds of students in the orchestra programs at Appleton North and West High Schools, where he was the recipient of the High School Educator of the Year for the school district. Orchestras under his direction have performed for 11 state and national music conferences. He has been President of Wisconsin Music Educators Association and North Central Division President of Music Educators National Conference. He graduated with a music education degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting and music education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He and his wife, Dr. Laura Sindberg, live in Minneapolis with their dog Bettie White.
Artistic Director, Jayson Rodovsky is on a leave of absence.
Lynette Eastwold, Accompanist
Active as a performer and teacher in the Twin Cities, Lynette Eastwold is a graduate of St. Olaf College and completed graduate work at the University of Iowa and the University of St. Thomas. She plays regularly for area synagogues and Jewish community events and is an accompanist at many recitals and competitions. In addition, Ms. Eastwold maintains a large private piano studio.