SINFONIA GULF COAST ANNOUNCES CALL FOR STUDENT MUSICIANS TO JOIN SINFONIA GULF COAST YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROGRAMS AARON KING VAUGHN NAMED MUSIC DIRECTOR OF YOUTH ORCHESTRA The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than 50 students who perform throughout the school year in one of two ensembles: The Sinfonietta Strings and the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Conductor Aaron King Vaughn has been named the full-time Music Director of the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra Programs and will lead both the Sinfonietta Strings and the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Vaughn recently completed his Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Florida State University, and prior to that, was Director of Orchestras at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida. He specializes in string pedagogy and is also a member of the American String Teachers Association and the Florida Music Educators Association. Sinfonietta String’s membership is open to developing string players, with at least two years of lessons, or recommendations from their music teachers. Sinfonietta Strings is a training program to prepare the musicians to move up to the full orchestra. Weekly rehearsals will begin on Sunday, August 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the band room of Choctawhatchee High School on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach.The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra of more than 40 talented young musicians ranging in age from 6th to 12th grade. Advanced string, woodwind, brass, and percussionists make up the core of the orchestra. Membership is now open to any qualified musician. Weekly rehearsals for the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra will begin on Sunday, August 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the band room at Choctawhatchee High School on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach. Participation in either youth group requires a registration fee of $175 for the fall term or $350 for the year. The Sinfonietta Strings and Sinfonia Youth Orchestra perform annual fall and spring concerts and at community events throughout the school year. The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is sponsored by Sinfonia Gulf Coast. For more information about these programs, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org/education or contact Aaron King Vaughn at (850) 460-8800 or email@example.com PHOTOS ATTACHED: HEADSHOT OF AARON KING VAUGHN VIOLINISTS OF SINFONIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA – Photo Credit: Jim Clark
ABOUT SINFONIA GULF COASTSinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of founder and Music Director Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra is in its 14th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Since it’s founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 575 concerts and events that have reached over 350,000 patrons, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 135,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program/music education outreach initiatives. For more information on Sinfonia Gulf Coast, visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org, call (850) 460-8800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.