Emily Wolfram, our Director of Admissions and Finance for the past two years, will be moving to Montana in a few short weeks. Emily's husband, Dorian, will become a member of the Great Falls Symphony and their resident wind ensemble starting with the 2016-2017 season. We are very happy about this opportunity for the two of them but we are sad to say goodbye to Emily.
After a thorough search and interview process we have hired Karim Yengsep to step in as the new Administrative Director of our school. We are very excited about having Karim become part of our team here at WSSTE and NSS.
Karim brings International experience in student affairs administration, performance arts organization programming, and a deep passion for community music education to the WSSTE/NSS family. Prior to arriving in the United States in 2015, Karim held administrative and teaching positions at music education institutions in his home country, the Republic of Kazakhstan. He served as a Senior Manager of Student Affairs at a premier Western style startup university, Nazarbayev University, and held an academic post of Docent of Music at Kazakh National University of Arts, where he directed a big band and taught applied bass lessons.