Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra

Students in Ethos Ensembles are taught not only by talented ensemble conductors, but also by a series of Nationally-Renowned Master Teachers and Artists-in-Residence from local professional ensembles. We also have a firm commitment to and work closely with the school-based ensemble; studies come first and we exist to supplement the learning objectives found in the school bands, choirs, and orchestras by exposing students to other talented, driven students with similar interests.

Master Teachers
Each high-school aged ensemble will be paired with a nationally-renowned Master Teacher, who will visit selected rehearsals and work with the ensembles. For example, Dr. Mark Scatterday, conductor of the famed Eastman Wind Ensemble and the country’s foremost expert on Wind Band music, will serve as Master Teacher for the Ethos Wind Symphony.

Expert Conductors
Each ensemble is led by a conductor with at least a Master’s Degree in Music with an established record of musical and pedagogical excellence. Dr. Brian Russell, conductor of the Ethos Philharmonic and Ethos Wind Symphony, holds his degrees in conducting from the Eastman School of Music and brings experience teaching and conducting at the secondary, university, and professional level.

Each instrument family will be individually coached by local symphony orchestra musicians and University professors throughout the season. For example, Jun Iwasaki, Concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, has worked with the violins of the Ethos Philharmonic.

Dedication to the Process
Ethos believes in the value of the school-based ensemble and seeks to supplement a student’s education by connecting him/her with other highly-motivated students from across Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Alabama.

722 S Church St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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