About Us

The Tampa Metropolitan Youth was conceived by FloriMezzo Inc., the Orchestra’s parent organization, in 2011. FloriMezzo Inc. has provided Bay Area community musicians, music teachers and students the opportunity to develop educationally and artistically through participation in regularly scheduled classical music concerts since 2003.

The organization is founded on the philosophy that quality, live classical music will foster an enduring audience when community musicians with varied musical experience and backgrounds collaborate as educators, mentors and performers. TMYO is operated through the 501(c)(3) non profit, FloriMezzo, Inc.

Meet the TMYO Team

TMYO’s staff of music educators, professional musicians, and committed parents share a common vision to build a high-caliber youth orchestra and a lifelong audience for classical music in the Bay area. 

TMYO Music Director

Conductor

Symphony Orchestra

Advanced Full Orchestra
Mondays, 6:45 pm-8:00 pm

TMYO Faculty

Conductor

Philharmonic Orchestra

Intermediate String Orchestra
Mondays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

TMYO Faculty

Conductor

Symphonic Strings

Intermediate String Orchestra
Mondays, 6:45 pm-8:00 pm

TMYO Faculty

Conductor

String Concertino

Beginning String Orchestra
Mondays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

TMYO Staff

Executive Director

jessica.calandra@tmyo.org

TMYO Board of Directors

Susanne Hebert, President
Operations/ Asset Protection Macy’s, Inc.

Beth Waligorski, Treasurer
Retired

Arvind Soni
Radiation Oncologist
BayCare Health System

Ethan Morency
Vice President
Violin Shop Tampa, Inc.

Jessica Calandra
Executive Director
Ex-officio

William Wiedrich
Music Director
Ex-officio

Testimonials

Hear about the TMYO experience from our alumni and parents.

In partnership with VSA – Florida

The Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra is committed to ensuring that young musicians have opportunities to participate in the orchestral program, regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability. Rehearsal and performance facilities are all ADA compliant.

 

In partnership with VSA – Florida

More About VSA Florida

TMYO makes it a priority to ensure that all of our programs and concerts are accessible to everyone. Our 2021-2022 season concerts and take place in ADA-compliant USF School of Music rehearsal and performance hall. Accessible seating is available in the USF School of Music Concert Hall.

**Please note: Large print programs are available if they are requested a week before the event. 

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