The LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra provides rich training and performance opportunities for high-school aged musicians, while the LSYO String Ensemble and String Sprouts serve children 5 to 13 years of age. Aspiring young musicians can pursue their musical dreams with weekly rehearsals, weekly wind sectional rehearsals and monthly string sectional rehearsals.
Directed by professional musicians, we provide these young musicians with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of performing in a symphonic group. Their progress and achievements are showcased at concerts held each fall and spring. Other performance opportunities are provided for small ensembles throughout the year.
Celeste Myall, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra conductor, is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music. She taught for eight summers at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Camp, a camp for students from 10 to 18. She served on the faculty of Belmont University, where she founded and directed String Crossings Camp, a nationally recognized multi-style camp for high school students which grew in six years from 16 campers to 42 campers on all strings instruments. She also taught violin, chamber music and served as conductor for Belmont Music Theater.
Ms. Myall performed in the Festival of Two Worlds Orchestra in Spoleto, Italy, was a member of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and served for fifteen years as concertmaster of the Abilene Philharmonic. She was previously on the faculty of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where she conducted the Abilene Collegiate Orchestra and founded the Abilene Youth Orchestra which grew to 60 members during her tenure. She has conducted many high school clinics and all region orchestras in Texas and Tennessee.
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