Vero Beach High School Orchestra

The Director

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Angie Duenas currently serves as the Director of Orchestras at Vero Beach High School and Gifford Middle School in Vero Beach, Florida. In her first year at Vero Beach High School, the orchestra has grown in size and pride, made Superior Ratings at Solo & Ensemble and District Concert MPA, and the Philharmonic Orchestra had their first opportunity to attend State Concert MPA since 2019.

Prior to her appointment at Vero Beach High School, Ms. Duenas was the Director of Orchestras and Piano Instructor at Bridgewater Middle School. During her time at Bridgewater Middle School, the orchestra program tripled in size and made appearances at district events after a five year hiatus. She also worked as a sectional coach for the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and served as a coach for the Orange County Public Schools Middle School All County Orchestras during her time in Central Florida. Her students consistently received Superior Ratings at Solo & Ensemble MPA as well as Concert MPA.

As a freelance violist, Ms. Duenas has enjoyed a wide variety of performance opportunities including with the Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble and currently with the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Duenas graduated Cum Laude in 2020 with her Bachelor of Music Education - Instrumental where she studied viola under Dr. Pamela Ryan and music education with Dr. Kasia Bugaj, and holds professional affiliations with NAfME, FMEA, FOA, and ASTA.

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