Heather Barclay - Music Director
Alyze Dreiling – Conductor Emeritus
Ulli Reiner – Conductor Emeritus
Dedicated artistic leadership, with exceptional credentials and experience, develop and nurture the music performance ability of our young musicians. Advanced ensembles develop soloist performance skills while instilling professional disciplines as orchestra members.
Since 2015, Percussive Wave (formerly known as the YPO Percussion Ensemble), for advanced percussion players age 15-25, offers an opportunity to perform music from the vast array of percussion ensemble literature. For more information, visit our website, www.percussivewave.org!
Heather Barclay is a professional percussionist and has been performing and teaching since 1984. Ms. Barclay earned her Bachelor of Arts, Performance and Certification of Music Education at The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, WI and her Master of Fine Arts in Performance at United States International University in San Diego, CA. Her instructors include Linda Raymond Siegel, Tele Lesbines, Tatsuo Sasaki, Stanley Finck, and Raynor Carroll. Ms. Barclay is a freelance percussionist and tympanist in Southern California. She was the principal percussionist with the International Chamber Players and a substitute percussionist in the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Nova. She has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Civic Orchestra, the International Symphony Orchestra of Tijuana and the Tijuana Opera Orchestra, the San Francisco Ballet, among numerous others. In addition, she has performed solo recitals in California, Arizona, and Wisconsin. Ms. Barclay is also a private instructor of percussion and tympani. She has been teaching since 1984 and has coached and conducted several award winning percussion ensembles along with drum lines for many high school marching bands. Along with the YPO Percussion Ensemble, she is currently teaching at Palomar College, and coaching at Westview High School and Mesa Verde Middle School. She maintains a very active studio in Poway, California.