Virtual Workshop Series (Check back for scheduling updates)
Will TCYS continue its Scholarship/Grant Program? If so, who will be eligible?
TCYS conductors, (left to right)
Thomas Servinsky, John Enyart PhD, Benjamin Enyart
Certification of active participation and regular attendance for this series of workshops was a requirement to apply for music education grants at the end of the 2020-2021 season. The grant application form is available here.
TCYS has a merit award and grant program at the end of each season for orchestra members. Depending on funds available, TCYS provides continuing music educational grants for summer 2021 study with expectations as always, that recipients return the following season with a successful audition.
Due to the special pandemic situation, high school and middle school workshop participants who have not been members of past TCYS orchestras who have completed either the fall or spring semester workshops were eligible to apply for an education grant. Music education grants are awarded for music lessons, summer music camps, instrument purchases and repairs. Grant funds are paid directly to the music teachers, camps, or vendor.
What is the Virtual Workshop Series About?
The Virtual Workshop Series continues 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 enriches our young musicians' understanding of the music played and enhance the quality of TCYS concerts. The content focuses on applying musicianship skills through writing original music, seeking to encourage students to explore their musical creativity in a fun and supportive environment. No previous experience writing music is required.
Who can participate in the Virtual Workshop Series?
The Virtual Workshop Series 2020 was 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 available to all serious amateur musicians who play in large ensembles or would like to play in large ensembles in the future.
Past TCYS members who intend to audition for the TCYS performance season are strongly encouraged to enroll in the program when it is offered. 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
Yes. Tuition was set at $75.00 for each semester. Funding for this program is heavily augmented by support from the Women Supporting the Arts and 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 caused a huge requirement to adapt to a new but temporary status of almost everything in every day life. Participation in our 34 year old orchestral training program serving our area's most talented young musicians was not exempt. Large ensemble rehearsals were not feasible and venues were closed for the safety of their performers, audiences and employees.
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