Will TCYS continue its Scholarship/Grant Program?  If so, who wil be eligible?

TCYS conductors, (left to right)

Thomas Servinsky, John Enyart PhD, Benjamin Enyart

The Virtual Workshop Series will be moderated by Dr. Lindsey Reymore who wil also act as instructor along with the TCYS conductors, Dr. John Enyart (founder), Thomas Servinsky (Managing Conductor), Benjamin Enyart. Additionally, there will be guest speakers and panels made up of professional musicians who will discuss different topic areas with active participation by workshop members.

TCYS has a merit award and grant program at the end of each season for orchestra members.  Depending on funds available, TCYS plans to provide continuing music educational grants for summer 2021 study with expectations as always, that recipients will return the following season with a successful audition. 

Certification of active participation and regular attendance for this series of workshops will be required of TCYS members who intend to apply for music education grants at the end of the 2021 season.  If auditions are held for a spring 2021 concert performance, first time members of that orchestra and returning members must have completed the Workshop series to be eligible to apply for the TCYS music education grant program.

What is the Virtual Workshop Series About?

The Virtual Workshop Series will continue our orchestral training program by covering important elements of musicianship and professionalism in more depth than can be included during rehearsals for major performances, but that will enrich our young musicians' understanding of the music played and enhance the quality of TCYS concerts. The eight week sessions of this on-line platform will include a revolving set of activities, including music listening, discussion, musical analysis, guest speakers, and panels addressing various aspects of orchestral performance.

Participants will learn

  • to listen more critically in ensemble rehearsals
  • to read and study scores to better understand how their part fits in with the whole
  • to explore techniques for making individual practice more effective, efficient, and engaging.

Who can participate in the Virtual Workshop Series?

The Virtual Workshop Series 2020 has been designed specifically for the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony by Dr. Lindsey Reymore (TCYS member, oboe, 2003-2008 - lindseyreymore.com) in coordination with the organization's three conductors, Thomas Servinsky (Managing Conductor), Dr. John Enyart (founder), and Benjamin Enyart. The course is open to all serious amateur musicians who play in large ensembles or would like to play in large ensembles in the future.  For example, saxophonists who primarily play in wind ensembles/band, would also gain from the workshop curriculum.

Past TCYS members who intend to audition again for the next TCYS performance semester are strongly encouraged to enroll in the program.  High school and advanced middle school musicians who have not previously been a member of the orchestra but who wish to audition in the future are also strongly encouraged to register for this wonderful educational opportunity.

Music Theory Workshop (December 2019)

Dr. Lindsey Reymore

Is there a charge to participate in the Virtual Workshop Series?

Yes, the tuition is $75.00 for the eight sessions.  Each session is expected to be one to one and a half hours depending on the materials to be covered and the guest speakers scheduled.  Funding for this program is heavily augmented by support from the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony's generous donors whose interests include promoting music and the arts as an important facet of youth education and our cultural heritage.

Who are the Virtual Workshop Series Instructors?

Covid 19 has caused a huge requirement to adapt to a new but temporary status of almost everthing in every day life.  Participation in our 34 year old orchestral training program serving our area's most talented young musicians is not exempt.  Large ensemble rehearsals are not feasible and venues are closed for the safety of their performers, audiences and employees.

HOWEVER, education and learning is a lifelong and life-giving factor in securing our well-being as humans.  So, TCYS will not give in!  For this reason we have worked this summer to put together an alternate plan and we are now ready to go forward with a program that may well become part of our regular programs.

Lindsey Reymore, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Quebec, Canada with the ACTOR project (Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration), a global network of musicians and scientists working on projects related to musical timbre and orchestration. Her research applies interdisciplinary methodologies, using approaches from behavioral psychology and data analytics in combination with musical analysis.  Dr. Reymore received her PhD in Music Theory from The Ohio State University, Master of Music in Oboe Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Music in oboe performance from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Reymore's Bio and Curriculum Vitae here

Orchestration Post Doc Blog

Dates:  Mondays, beginning 9/21/20 thru 11/9/20

Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00/7:30

Location:  ZOOM

(details upon registration)

Tuition.:  $75.00

Virtual Workshop Series 2020