Southwest Florida Symphony
Please contact Todd Betz - Youth Orchestra Manager at
for an audition time reservation.
COACHES AND ENSEMBLE LEADERS
Dr. David Cole - Youth Symphony Conductor/ Director
Nanette Grant - Sinfonietta Conductor/ Director
Roland Forti - Concert Orchestra Conductor/ Director
Upper Strings: Reiko Niiya, Concertmaster for the Southwest Florida Symphony
Lower Strings: Susannah Kelly, Principal Cello Southwest Florida Symphony
Woodwinds: Bill Larsen, Principal Flute, Southwest Florida Symphony
Brass: Tom Kracmer, Principal Tuba, Southwest Florida Symphony
Percussion: Todd Betz: Principal Percussion, Southwest Florida Symphony
Youth Orchestra Manager: Todd Betz
The Sinfonietta features our youngest intermediate-level string players. It offers the opportunity to perform in a group and advanced instruction. They rehearse weekly and perform throughout the season.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS
The Youth Orchestra rehearses Monday evenings during the season, September – May.
For an audition appointment or more information, e-mail us.
ABOUT MRS. GRANT
Mrs. Grant has extensive orchestra teaching experience covering grades two through college in Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, New York, and Florida. She has taught private lessons with ages 4 – 70.
She earned a B.S. in Music Education (cum laude) from Ball State University in Muncie, IN and a M. S. in Music Education (magna cum laude) from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana plus extensive studies in Suzuki pedagogy throughout the country.
Nanette has performed as a professional violinist in numerous orchestras, quartets and as a free-lance soloist. She is a certified adjudicator for the state of Florida. Mrs. Grant directed the All-County Orchestra in upstate New York and received the “Outstanding Achievement in Orchestral Development” from her alma mater.
Mrs. Grant teaches orchestra in Collier County at Pine Ridge Middle School, Barron Collier High School and The Community School of Naples.