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Symphonette Happenings

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Spring 2023 Symphonette Friends and Family Concert. 

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Jose Dubon-Tovar

The Symphonette...

The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra offers young strings musicians the opportunity to play in Symphonette, its beginning orchestra. Participation in Symphonette can also qualify beginning musicians for the GIYO subsidized private and semi-private lesson program.


For further information contact Jose Dubon-Tovar
Conductor and Music Director, Symphonette, at ​

Jose R. Dubon Tovar received his bachelor's degree in instrumental performance in violoncello in 1993 and in 1994 a bachelor's degree  in music education from Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. In 2002, he received his Master of Music in instrumental conducting from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia and he will be graduating in the spring of 2023 with his Doctor in Music in Orchestral Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

He has a distinguished career as a music educator, conductor, cellist, and international performer with twenty-nine years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle, high school and private studio. He is a professor, teacher, and clinician from strings orchestras, chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras to general music, music appreciation, western music, music theory classes, as well as, string jazz and mariachi ensembles. He is well known for being an energetic, knowledgeable, experienced and creative educator with a proven ability to get the very best out of students and having a capability to support aspiring young musicians. He is an effective communicator, and student advisor/advocate, as well as  recognized for innovation in program development, instruction,  administration, and is able to demonstrate and encourage high standards of professionalism.

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Symphonette Cello

Symphonette Rehearsals

Rehearsals for members of

are held from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. on MONDAYS.

In the Glynn Academy Orchestra Room,
Sidney Lanier Building,

1001 Mansfield Street, Brunswick, GA



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