Symphonette Happenings

The Symphonette...

The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra offers young strings musicians with at least one year of classroom instruction the opportunity to audition for a place in Symphonette, its intermediate orchestra. Participation in Symphonette can also qualify beginning musicians for the GIYO subsidized private and semi-private lesson program.


For further information contact Brendan Kohler, Symphonette Coordinator, at ​

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Spring 2021 Symphonette Friends and Family Concert. Todd Lockwood, conductor and music director.

Shannon & Todd Lockwood

Shannon & Todd Lockwood

For the last seven years, professional musicians and college instructors Todd and Shannon Lockwood have carefully selected music and implemented a Symphonette structure designed to develop the musical skills and techniques necessary to qualify for GIYO’s advanced orchestra. It is the goal of all current GIYO programs to enable musicians to attain this goal. 

Mr. Lockwood has been a member of the Jacksonville Symphony since 2009. He is active as a music educator, teaching bass at Jacksonville University and for GIYO. He earned a Bachelor of Music, with highest Honors, at the University of Colorado, and completed a Master of Music and a Performer Diploma from Indiana University.

Shannon Lockwood, who teaches GIYO cellists, is an assistant professor in cello and music theory at Jacksonville University. A regular substitute cellist with the Jacksonville Symphony, she earned a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Cincinnati after graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Denver.

2021 Symphonette Rehearsals Schedule

Fall rehearsals for members of

are held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

In the Glynn Academy Orchestra Room, Sidney Lanier Building,

1001 Mansfield Street, Brunswick, GA

(all start at 6PM unless otherwise indicated)

Monday, September 13
Monday, September 20
Monday, September 27
Monday, October 4

Monday, October 11 (no rehearsal - school holiday)
Monday, October 18

Monday, October 25

Monday, November 1

Monday, November 8



Monday, November 15, 6:00 p.m.
at St Francis Xavier, Brunswick
(Symphonette musicians report at 4:15 p.m.
for a dress rehearsal.)