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The Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

Staying in touch with our artistic community on facebook – here you can see our most recent face book posts, where we have a chance to recognize our students out and about, as well as our partners in the arts community.

TMYO’s community outreach program includes performances in retirement homes, Gasparilla Music Festival, and the Plant MUseum’s “Picnic in the Park”. 

TMYO out and about...

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Alumni Spotlight! (CELLO): 
James LaFayette Jr., TMYO Class of 2022 participated in the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles National Festival (YOLA), a symphony orchestra intensive bringing together over 180 student musicians from 19 states and Puerto Rico, under the baton of legendary conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Guest speakers included jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding and architect Frank Gehry. The performance took place at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles Congratulations, James!

Alumni Spotlight! (CELLO):
James LaFayette Jr., TMYO Class of 2022 participated in the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles National Festival (YOLA), a symphony orchestra intensive bringing together over 180 student musicians from 19 states and Puerto Rico, under the baton of legendary conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Guest speakers included jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding and architect Frank Gehry. The performance took place at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles Congratulations, James!
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What a great experience!!!

We ❤️ James!

Alumni Spotlight! (PERCUSSION): 
One of our recent TMYO Percussion alums is Joe Tremper. As a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Joe won the Silver Medal 🥈 in the DCI World Championships! @bostoncrusaders are known for attracting some of the countrys finest young percussionists, and Joe spent the summer performing in their 2022 production, Paradise Lost. Congratulations, Joe!
#tmyo #tmyoalumni #percussion

Alumni Spotlight! (PERCUSSION):
One of our recent TMYO Percussion alums is Joe Tremper. As a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Joe won the Silver Medal 🥈 in the DCI World Championships! @bostoncrusaders are known for attracting some of the country's finest young percussionists, and Joe spent the summer performing in their 2022 production, "Paradise Lost." Congratulations, Joe!
#tmyo #tmyoalumni #percussion
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1 month ago
Christian Abreu
This past month has just been absolutely 🤯🤯🤯.
I had the opportunity to be a part of the first-ever Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra  summer camp. These kids were so amazing, eager to learn, and the TMYO team ran a flawless camp. I cant wait to see what happens next year! 
Last month I was part of Disneys Harmonious Live (now streaming on Disney+ ). This was hands down one of the best musical experiences I’ve been a part of. 240 artists from around the world came together to put this production together. I had the great pleasure of performing with Idina Menzel, Lindsey Stirling, Auli’i Cravalho, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Máiréad Nesbitt, and one of my heroes, my high school music director Jason Jerald. Joseph Conyers , you’re next 🤣🤣🤙🏾! 
After our COVID hiatus, my partner in crime Desmond Bratton and I held the second annual Double Bass workshop here in Tampa. We had some of the most talented, open, and curious kids in the bay area come together for a two-day workshop. Yoga, meditation, improv, they were open to it all! So excited to see this workshop grow; we will see yall in January. 
During all of the madness, I had multiple interviews and accepted my next position at UHC. Finally, after seven years of working in various roles in my current department, I get to be a part of the team I’ve always wanted to be. I’ll be mentored by one of the best in the Global Healthcare Delivery &  Global Healthcare Intelligence space doing my second passion😉. 
Aspiring musicians, the world isn’t black and white. We don’t have to be the “starving musician”  go to a music conservatory, gig around, and hope we land an orchestra job to have meaningful musical experiences. I chose to get a corporate job that provides financial stability. At the current rate, gig economy work will make up 50% of the workforce by 2027. As musicians, we are uniquely positioned because we have mastered the art of learning & practice. Go learn new skills that will help you be financially stable and flexible, programming, graphic design, web design, software development etc. You never know you might like what you stumble upon 😊 .

This past month has just been absolutely 🤯🤯🤯.
I had the opportunity to be a part of the first-ever Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra summer camp. These kids were so amazing, eager to learn, and the TMYO team ran a flawless camp. I cant wait to see what happens next year!

Last month I was part of Disneys Harmonious Live (now streaming on Disney+ ). This was hands down one of the best musical experiences I’ve been a part of. 240 artists from around the world came together to put this production together. I had the great pleasure of performing with Idina Menzel, Lindsey Stirling, Auli’i Cravalho, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Máiréad Nesbitt, and one of my heroes, my high school music director Jason Jerald. Joseph Conyers , you’re next 🤣🤣🤙🏾!

After our COVID hiatus, my partner in crime Desmond Bratton and I held the second annual Double Bass workshop here in Tampa. We had some of the most talented, open, and curious kids in the bay area come together for a two-day workshop. Yoga, meditation, improv, they were open to it all! So excited to see this workshop grow; we will see yall in January.

During all of the madness, I had multiple interviews and accepted my next position at UHC. Finally, after seven years of working in various roles in my current department, I get to be a part of the team I’ve always wanted to be. I’ll be mentored by one of the best in the Global Healthcare Delivery & Global Healthcare Intelligence space doing my second passion😉.

Aspiring musicians, the world isn’t black and white. We don’t have to be the “starving musician” go to a music conservatory, gig around, and hope we land an orchestra job to have meaningful musical experiences. I chose to get a corporate job that provides financial stability. At the current rate, gig economy work will make up 50% of the workforce by 2027. As musicians, we are uniquely positioned because we have mastered the art of learning & practice. Go learn new skills that will help you be financially stable and flexible, programming, graphic design, web design, software development etc. You never know you might like what you stumble upon 😊 .
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TMYO ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

(CELLO): This summer, James LaFayette Jr. TMYO Class of 2022 participated in the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles National Festival (YOLA), a symphony orchestra intensive bringing together over 180 student musicians from 19 states and Puerto Rico, under the baton of legendary conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The program’s guest speakers, jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding and architect Frank Gehry speak about their experiences and connections to music. After the performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, students could visit numerous city attractions and museums, hike in the California highlands, and listen to a work by composer Wayne Shorter at the Hollywood Bowl. Congratulations, James!

TMYO ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

(PERCUSSION): One of our recent TMYO Percussion alums is Joe Tremper. As a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Joe won the Silver Medal  in the DCI World Championships! The Boston Crusaders are known for attracting some of the country’s finest percussionists, and Joe spent the summer performing in their 2022 production, “Paradise Lost.” Congratulations, Joe!

TMYO STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS - 2020 - 2021. These outstanding Symphony Orchestra musicians, prepared and performed for a panel of professional l musician judges.  Both musicians will be featured at our Virtual TMYO Spring Concert.

CONCERTO COMPETITION

BASS

HALEY SPRAGUE

CONCERTO COMPETITION

CLARINET

SAMANTHA KOPEC

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