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Tennessee Valley Music Festival – 2020

July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020


Update: Registration is now closed.

On behalf of the artistic and administrative staff, and the Board of Directors, we are thrilled to announce that the Huntsville Youth Orchestra will hold a virtual Tennessee Valley Music Festival (V-TVMF) this July. We are all excited about our V-TVMF 2020! Though TVMF might be a different experience this year, COVID-19 will not take TVMF away from us.The dates for our V-TVMF will be July 6-10, 2020, and classes will be offered for all of our students, no matter the level of orchestra. V-TVMF will consist of masterclasses, faculty and student recitals, and an all-camp, virtual orchestra project arranged, edited and mastered by Robert J. Bradshaw, our TVMF Composer-in-Residence. All students will participate in the virtual orchestra project, and Mr. Bradshaw is creating parts for a wide variety of playing levels. If you aren’t sure what a virtual orchestra project might look like, take a look at the Lean On Me – Waring School Virtual Performance project that Mr. Bradshaw just completed for the Waring School.

The schedule for the week will be as follows:

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Introduce the V-TVMF faculty, welcome the students, talk about the coming days, and introduce both of the Young Composers’ Forum Winners. Mr. Bradshaw will discuss the virtual orchestra project and talk to the students about how they will contribute to the project.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 5:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
These evenings will consist of masterclasses with TVMF faculty. Intermediate students will meet from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. and advanced level students will meet from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Students will be sent an invitation to participate with their master class teacher.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Student Recital – 4:00 p.m.

Interested students will submit an audition recording to Mr. Lee, who will choose, with one other judge, 8-10 students to perform on this Zoom recital.

Faculty Recital – 7:00 p.m.

Students will hear performances by members of the incredible TVMF faculty. Rob Bradshaw will end this session with a virtual orchestra project update, and show the students a small sample of how it’s coming together.

The cost of V-TVMF 2020 is $75 per student.

At the end of the 2019-2020 season, we invited you to take advantage of a special offer: a $50 discount on the tuition for TVMF or the 2020-2021 season. While you may choose to participate in TVMF with your discount, the HYO has been awarded a matching grant for V-TVMF by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. The tuition that you pay for V-TVMF, or any funds that you might donate to V-TVMF, will be matched up to $7,000. Our graduated Seniors will only pay $25 for V-TVMF.

Optional Add-On: Private Lesson

All students will also have the option to schedule a private lesson (one) with the teacher of their masterclass, to be arranged at a mutually agreed upon time during the week. All of the teachers will charge a special TVMF price of:

$45 (1, 45-minute private lesson)
$60 (1, 60-minute private lesson)

We are looking forward to making music together again this July!




July 6, 2020
July 10, 2020
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AL United States


Mrs. Brown