Leadership

Cathy Stevens, Founder – Former President of the Historical McKenzie House Foundation and granddaughter of Robert L. McKenzie. Cathy has been teaching violin and viola privately for 25 years. She started playing when she was four and enjoyed playing in youth orchestras, ensembles, the university orchestra and the local symphony growing up in Columbia, SC. She has served on the conducting staff of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra in Orlando and has a passion to see young students have fun while learning the valuable skills that a music education has to offer.

Caleb Hernandez, Conductor – Caleb is a cellist who is now local to the Panama City area. He moved here from Venezuela in 2016 and earned a Bachelor of Music degree. Caleb has been involved with various orchestras over the years on both state and national levels. He is excited to be joining the Panama City Youth Orchestra for the second year!

Sandy Rosengren, Instructor – Former Music Education Teacher at Tommy Smith Elementary School. Sandy is a performing member of the Panama City Pops. (double bass).