JU music majors David Greene, Haley Russell and Kimberly Trumbull and alumnus Peter Dutilly spent a week in early July serving as interns at a summer camp for the Coastal Youth Symphony of Georgia in Brunswick.
The third annual music camp, which was held at the College of Coastal Georgia, brought together 76 student musicians, including 21 day campers in the primary strings program.
Dr. Shannon Lockwood, JU adjunct professor of cello, served as the JU contingent’s supervisor and taught cello at the camp. She said the four from JU, who were chosen for their positions based on their teaching experience and references, guided students through their daily practicing, taught lessons to primary students, initiated and ran theory classes, and led evening activities.
“They did an incredible job working with the students, mentoring, and assisting with camp activities,” Lockwood said.
The Coastal Youth Symphony plans to continue the relationship with JU for future activities, Lockwood said.
The Coastal Youth Symphony is an affiliate of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia. The student musicians range in ages from 10-19 and rehearse weekly during the school year under the direction of Maestro Luis Haza. Their regularly scheduled concerts have become standing room-only events, winning enthusiastic ovations for their classical repertoire and performance skills.