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Our

Clinicians

and

Conductors

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Our Clinicians / Conductors

Heather Bush​ founded OKC Summer Strings 27 years ago.  She is the conductor of the Casady Lower Strings Violin Program and a guest clinician/adjudicator at various sites in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas.  She was the conductor of the Overture String Orchestra, part of the Oklahoma Youth Symphonies Inc. and the former Director of Orchestras of Classen School of Advanced Studies.  Mrs. Bush is a National Board Certified Teacher.  

Justin Pourtorkan is the Director of Orchestras at Edmond North High School.  He is the former Director of Orchestras at Classen School of Advanced Studies.  He experience include being the conductor of the Young Artists Orchestra and OYS Associate Music Director, which was part of the Oklahoma Youth Symphonies Inc.  He was a finalist for the 2012 OKCPS Teacher of the Year and a Yale Distinguished Music Educator.

Besides outstanding string specialists from the OKC area, outstanding college and high school students assist with camp as "String Coaches"

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