2011-2012 Scholarships Hit $12,000
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BRINGS SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
OF OVER $9000.00
May 2011 - TheTreasure Coast Youth Symphony continues its twenty-three year tradition of awarding merit scholarships and grants to its young musicians. For the 2010-2011 concert season, over $9000 was awarded for music lessons, summer camps, instrument purchases and repairs, and for continued music education at the college level. The highly talented musicians of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, some of the world’s greatest music, the excitement and enthusiasm of local audiences, the generosity of private individual, business and organizational benefactors, the numerous hours of volunteered professional time by the conductors and staff, and parental support are part of the thriving organization that produced the very successful concert season.
Students who received scholarships for the 2010-2011 season are Allison Cantrell (violin), Kalie Combass (clarinet), Luke Fallon (tuba), Hannah Geisinger (viola), Justin Gomez (violin), Kristian Gonzalez (violin), Mary Kelly (trombone), Jennifer Ketcham (trumpet), Katie McCord (violin), Colin Sanders (French horn). The recipient of the Director’s Award for leadership and musicianship for wind instruments was Leandra Combass (trumpet). Liana Branscome (violin) and Kathryn Adams (cello) were co-recipients of the Director’s Award for leadership and musicianship for string instruments. This year’s Concerto Competition Winner featured in a solo performance accompanied by the orchestra was percussionist, Anthony Grande. Additionally, music education grants were awarded to Marissa Hoffman (violin), Karisa McKinney (flute), Alexis Planer (oboe), Joseph Rubano (cello), and Mikaela Shannon(oboe). A special scholarship provided for a graduating Treasure Coast Youth Symphony musician attending Florida State University in the fall was funded by Ms. Joan Mank of Vero Beach. This scholarship was awarded to Troy Wiley (trombone).
PHOTO: Gabriel Silva, Thomas Servinsky
ACCLAIMED AMERICAN TENOR, GABRIEL SILVA, AND THE ACADEMY ORCHESTRA RELEASE NEW CD
November 23, 2010 – Angelo Casto e Bel, a CD featuring acclaimed American tenor, Gabriel Silva and the Academy Orchestra of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony under the baton of Thomas Servinsky was released this week. Angelo Casto e Bel is a collection of twelve of the world’s most loved arias from operas including Mozart’s Magic Flute and Don Giovanni, Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Rossini’s Barber of Seville among others.
With a voice that has been described as “a rich tenor sound…sometimes a gentle stream that comforts, and other times a raging torrent” and a “voice that is striking and immediate”, Gabriel has performed internationally in Tel Aviv, Israel with the New Israeli Opera Studio, in Austria at the Palais Theatre, in Dubrovnic, Hvar, and Korcula, Croatia in From Vienna to Broadway with the International Vocal Institute. He has enthralled audiences in the title role of Werther with the Los Angeles Orchestra, Des Grieux in Auber’s Manon Lescaut with the Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Alfredo in La Traviata with the Pacific Palisades Symphony among others. His performances as tenor soloist in concert include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mozart’s Grand Mass, and Dvorak’s Requiem Mass with the Pacific Palisades Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem with the Westchester Lutheran Cathedral Orchestra, and Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Gabriel has also sung in several opera films and television productions including the title role in Wordnet Production’s premiere of Paul.
The Academy Orchestra, is a project of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony and is composed of professional symphony musicians, alumni of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony who are currently studying music in colleges and conservatories, and the youth symphony’s most advanced players. Designed as a mentoring orchestra, the combination mixes the best with the best to provide opportunities for serious young musicians to play side-by-side with some of South Florida’s finest professional musicians. As mentors, the professionals augment the students’ individual private tutoring by providing additional technical and artistic guidance in orchestral performance experience.
Angelo Casto e Bel is currently available through the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony only. As a fund raiser for the youth symphony, the CD is complimentary with a tax deductible donation of $25.00. Donations may be made on line at the “Support” page of website of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, http://www.treasurecoastyouthsymphony.com or by mail at Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, c/o 10 Central Parkway, Suite 420, Stuart, Florida 34994. For questions or information, the orchestra may be contacted by email at email@example.com.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS INCREASE TO $11,500.00 FOR THE 2009-2010 SEASON
JUNE 2010 - The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony increased its end-of-season scholarships and music awards to $11,500.00. The previous season’s awards were $9,500.00. Even in a down economy the talented young musicians of the orchestra were able to bring in another successful season by their outstanding performances of the music of the world’s greatest composers. Enthusiastic audiences and concert revenues augmented by the generosity of private individual, business and organizational benefactors made it possible for the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony to provide the increased funding.
Students who received scholarships for the 2009-2010 season are Kathryn Adams (cello), Austin Boller (bassoon), Liana Branscome (violin), Kalie Combass (clarinet), John Enyart, III (violin), Hannah Geisinger (viola), Kaila Geisinger (harp), Alexa Grohowski (viola), Amanda Grohowski (violin), Marissa Hoffman (violin), Jonathan Holman (French horn), Kevin Ibanez (violin), Paddy King (violin), William Li (flute), Alexis Planer (oboe), Joseph Rubano (cello), Mikaela Shannon (oboe) and Troy Wiley (trombone). Scholarships and special awards were supplemented through the support of Women Supporting the Arts and the Arts Foundation of Martin County, Classic Cleaners, Elisabeth Lahti, Marie Juriet, Richard and Helen Boyd, Daniel Stanzione, and Rebecca Richardson.
TCYS SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPECIAL AWARDS REACH $9500 FOR THE 2008-2009 SEASON
August 2009 - A successful season combining the musical virtuosity of the most talented young musicians on the Treasure Coast, the music of the world's greatest composers, the excitement and enthusiasm of local audiences, and the generosity of private individual, business and organizational benefactors, made it possible for the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony to provide $9000.00 in scholarships and special awards to a number of its member musicians.
Students who received scharships for the 2008-2009 season are John Adams (violin), Isaac Ball (violin), Liana Branscome (violin), LaIsla Collins (flute), Leandra Combass (trumpet), Melissa Enyart (cello), Geoffrey Fair (French horn), Daniel Giacobbe (clarinet), Anthony Grande (percussion), and Kyle Tesalona (violin). Additionally, William Li (flute) and Jonathan Holman (French horn) each received the Rebecca Richardson Sponsor Award, Troy Wiley (trombone) received the Daniel Stanzione Sponsor Award, and Alexis Planer (oboe) received the Elizabeth Lahti Sponsor Award.
The scholarships and awards are used by orchestra members to continue music education during a summer music program or to enter a college level musical curriculum in the fall, to obtain private lessons from professionals, or to assist in the purchase of musical instruments. The orchestra's activities and scholarships are funded by its performance revenues and are supplemented by donations and grants from private individuals and organizations, including the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Women Supporting the Arts and the Arts Foundation of Martin County.
September 2008 - Eleven of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony’s outstanding young musicians were awarded scholarships at the conclusion of the orchestra’s sensationally successful 2007 / 2008 concert season. Scholarship recipients are Jesse Ball, Joseph Warner, Jane Wilberding, Chad Jarvis, Julia Stetler, Janell Gray, David Urbinati, Kathryn Adams, Laura Servinsky and Nathan Kusel and Michael Ferrara. Scholarships are awarded based on the merit of the student in striving for artistic and technical excellence demonstrated through preparation, attendance, dependability, leadership and desire to continue their music education. The young musicians may use the scholarships to continue their music education during a summer program of their choice, or at the college level for students entering a musica curriculum in the fall, or for private lessons or instrument purchase.
The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony was able
to boost its scholarship awards this year with the help of Woment
Supporting the Arts and the Marint County Arts Foundation. The
orchestra was a recipient of funds granted from these organizations
which provided an additional four scholarships for Martin County
The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony was able to boost its scholarship awards this year with the help of Woment Supporting the Arts and the Marint County Arts Foundation. The orchestra was a recipient of funds granted from these organizations which provided an additional four scholarships for Martin County orchestra members.
2008 - Selected members of the 2007-2008
Treasure Coast Youth Symphony were honored to play a side-by-side
concert with the professional musicians of the Atlantic Classical
Orchestra conducted by internationally acclaimed Grammy Award
nominee, Stewart Robertson last March.
The young musicians played with the orchestra in its
performance of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, op. 36 in F Minor at the
Waxlax Center For Performing Arts in
The twenty students selected to play the concert are Austin McElwain, David Urbanati, Julia Stetler, Kyle Tesalona, John Adams, John Enyart, Nusheen Farahani (violin), Janel Gray, Alexa Grohowski (viola), Kathryn Adams, Melissa Enyart, Jesse Ball (cello), Charlotte Marshall (string bass), Emilio Ruttlant (flute), Lindsey Reymore (oboe), Jane Wilberding (clarinet), Erica Yeager (bassoon), Kathleen Shing (horn), Michael Ferrara (trumpet), Joe Warner (trombone).
2007-2008 CONCERTO CONTEST WINNERS
– The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony accompanied the three winners of
the 2007-2008 concerto contest during orchestra’s spring concert
performances of COLLAGE.
Solo performances included Chad Jarvis playing marimba in
Rosauro’s Concerto For Marimba And Orchestra, Lindsey Reymore,
playing the first movement of Concerto in C Minor, an oboe
concerto by baroque composer Marcello, and Erica Yeager, playing the
third movement of the Bassoon Concerto in F Minor by Von
were held at the Lyric Theatre in
All three contest winners are continuing their
musical education in college this fall.