Ensembles

The Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra comprises a wide range of ensembles with the singular focus of training intermediate and advanced musicians in the discipline and art of performance.
Orchestras and Chamber Music

Orchestras

Symphony Orchestra

Conductor, Dr. William Wiedrich

Advanced full orchestra, comprised mainly of students ages 15 to 21. The Symphony Orchestra will perform full-scale works from the repertoire, and provide rigorous, musically rich training of young musicians in preparation for advanced study in the nation’s finest music schools and conservatories. Musicians who wish to audition for this ensemble must demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to perform the required excerpts, and have strong sight reading skills.

Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor, Jason Jerald

Intermediate full orchestra, comprised of students ages 10 and up. This orchestra will perform advanced literature and arrangements with an emphasis on ensemble playing, intonation, complex rhythmic study and quality tone production. Musicians who wish to audition for this ensemble must demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to perform the required excerpts, and have strong sight reading skills.

Symphonic Strings

Conductor, Sandy Neel

Intermediate string orchestra for musicians ages 6 and up to hone ensemble skills and performance poise. Musicians who wish to audition for this ensemble must have played their instrument for at least two years, and can demonstrate strong sight reading skills.

String Concertino

Conductor, Colleen Fawk Strom

String orchestra for musicians ages 6 and up who wish to gain confidence, experience, and ensemble skills with other musicians. Musicians who wish to audition for this ensemble must have played their instrument for at least 6 months, and can demonstrate basic sight reading skills.

Chamber Music

Harp String Quartet

Lowell Adams, Coach

For Symphony Orchestra members.
Rehearsals: Mondays 6:00pm
Auditions TBA

Philharmonic Quartet

Ken Kwo, Coach

For Philharmonic Orchestra students.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:45pm
Auditions TBA

Harp String Quartet

Lowell Adams, Coach

For Symphony Orchestra members.
Rehearsals: Mondays 6:00pm
Auditions TBA

Philharmonic Quartet

Ken Kwo, Coach

For Philharmonic Orchestra students.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:45pm
Auditions TBA

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