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The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center Youth Symphony’s 2017 GULF COAST 12th ANNUAL Solo & Ensemble Judging

Saturday, March 11th , 2017 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M

Adjudicator Dr. Timothy Bergman Stetson University University of Connecticut DMA University of Miami (Non Youth Symphony members are welcome to participate – Ages 9-18.) Registration Deadline March 3rd  , 2017 The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center is proud to host the 12th Annual Gulf Coast Youth Symphony Solo & Ensemble Judging. Participants may register for entry performing a Solo, Duet, Trio, Quartet, Sextet, Septet, or Octet.  (Please note: Participants cannot perform 2 Solos’ unless it is on a different instrument).  I (Superior Rating) receive a medal         II – (Excellent) receive a certificate. Entry Fees are: $20.00 (Solo), $18.00 Each Student (Duet, Trio, Quartet, Sextet, Septet, or Octet) * Participants must have 2 copies of their music. Both copies must have every measure numbered. * Participants should arrive 30 minutes before their assigned performance time for warm up and tuning. * All Entries must be post marked by March 3rd , 2017 * Make check payable to the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center Youth Symphony * Participants should contact the Mary C. O’Keefe Office after March 6th for their scheduled performance time.

Printable Form:

12th Annual Solo & Ensemble Youth Symphony Judging Registration Form

Mary C. O’Keefe Youth Symphony 12th Annual Solo & Ensemble Judging Adjudicator – Dr. Timothy Bergman

Dr. Timothy James Bergman received degrees from Stetson University, the University of Connecticut, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami.  He was assistant conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony during 1995-2001 and guest conducted orchestras such as the Alabama Symphony, Austin Symphony, and the Rose City Chamber Orchestra in Portland, Oregon.  He was also a guest faculty conductor of the University of Connecticut and the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

Dr. Bergman was music director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphonies (1991-1995) and Louisiana Youth Orchestras of the Baton Rouge Symphony (1995-2001).   In 2001-2012, he was music director of the Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra of the Gulf Coast Symphony (MS).

Currently, he is founder and music director of The Rockestra Revolution, an independent orchestra program in collaboration with the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.  He is also an adjunct faculty member of Tulane University’s School of Continuing Studies (MS Coast) and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus.

As an administrator, Dr. Bergman served as executive director of the Louisiana Alliance for Arts Education (2001-2004), the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music in Lafayette, Louisiana (2004-2007), and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra (2007-2012).

Dr. Bergman has studied with such noted conductors as Akira Endo, Harold Farberman, David Gray, Samuel Jones, William LaRue Jones, James Rives-Jones, Paul Phillips, Donald Portnoy, and Thomas Sleeper.  His wife, Susan, is a board-certified music therapist.