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UA Orchestra Directors
Mr. King earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Lawrence University, Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin and a Masters of Arts in Music Education from The Ohio State University. He teaches private lessons and performs as a freelance violinist. Mr. King loves to travel and has volunteered teaching music in Haiti on numerous occasions. He serves on the executive board of BLUME-Haiti (Building Leaders Using Music Education-Haiti), a 501(c)3 organization that works to support and develop music schools throughout Haiti. Prior to joining the strings staff in Upper Arlington, he taught in the Oshkosh Area School District (Wisconsin). Mr. King teaches strings 6-8 at both Hastings and Jones Middle Schools.
Gretchen Zunic is an Orchestra Director at Upper Arlington High School. She is in her twenty-seventh year of teaching in Upper Arlington and previously taught strings in both Hilliard City Schools and Findlay City Schools. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Arts Degree from the Ohio State University where she received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. She currently serves as a Board Member and Newsletter Editor of the Ohio String Teachers Association, Co-Chair of the OSTA Middle School Honors Orchestra and the Central Ohio String Festival. In addition to being an active OMEA Adjudicator, she serves as Secretary of the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio and on the Board of the Vivo Music Festival of which she is currently President. She is a twice recipient of the Upper Arlington Golden Apple Award and has been honored as a Distinguished Alumni of Princeton City Schools and Bowling Green State University. She is also a member of the Columbus String Quartet.
Mr. Zunic holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bowling Green State University. In addition to teaching at UA, he is currently aa cellist in the Columbus String Quartet. He has served as the OSTA Middle School Camp Director, OMEA Creative Events Chair, OMEA Orchestra Affairs Chair and UAHS music department chair. Mr. Zunic previously taught at Ector County Schools (TX), Lima City Schools (OH) and Newark City Schools (OH). HIs awards include: "One of Five People to Watch" by the Upper Arlington News, OSTA "Public School Teacher of the Year" and the BGSU "Distinguished Graduate Award." His compositions and arrangements can be purchased from the Lorenz Corporation and Alfred-Highland/Etling Publishing. Mr. Zunic is a frequent guest conductor and orchestra clinician.
UAOPA Board Members
President: Joy Lehman
Past President: Anita DiPasquale
Treasurer: Arlene Swanson
Secretary: Jenny Speas
Hastings Parent Representative: Sheryl Meier
Jones Parent Representative: Mary Seidelmann
UAOPA Committee Chairs
Uniforms: Jennifer Taylor
Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Robertson
Website/IT Coordinator: Justin Meats
Yard Signs: Soozi Hamilton