Helen Weed is the founding Conductor and Music Director of the Prelude Chamber Strings and Prelude String Orchestra. She received a B.M. Degree in Music Education from Chapman University where she studied conducting with John Koshak. Currently Miss Weed is Music Arts Coordinator at Calvary Church of Santa Ana, Instrumental Music teacher at Calvary Christian School, and also conductor of the Praise Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Music Teachers Association, past President of the National Association of Church Musicians, is a private teacher of violin, viola and piano and has traveled to several countries, including Romania, Brazil, Chile and Cuba to conduct, teach and take instruments and supplies to musicians. She is so proud of the Prelude musicians, and loves to see students excel beyond what they could ever imagine!