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 JoAnn Davis, VP Musician Development, at

Fall 2020 Symphonette members. Todd Lockwood, conductor and music director.

Shannon & Todd Lockwood

For the last five 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.

2020 Symphonette Rehearsals Schedule

Fall season rehearsals for members of
GIYO’s Symphonette orchestra
are held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

at the Unitarian Universalists Church of Coastal Georgia,

1710 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA


Monday, August 24,
4-6:00 pm, AUDITIONS for new members

Monday, August 24, 4-6:00 pm,
SEATING AUDITIONS for returning members


Monday, August 24, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, August 31, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, September 7, LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Monday, September 14, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, September 21, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, September 28, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, October 5, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, October 12, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, October 19, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, October 19, 6:30, rehearsal

Monday, November 2, 6:30, rehearsal


Monday, November 9, 6:30, rehearsal


Monday, November 16, 6:30, rehearsal


And then...
Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 pm
“Families and Friends” performance
St. Francis Xavier Church Parish Hall, Brunswick

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