JSYO Conductors

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Scott C. Gregg
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras, Music Director and Principal Conductor, Winston Family Endowed Chair

Scott Gregg will be in his 21st year holding the Winston Family Endowed Chair with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO). He has guided the organization’s growth from a 60-member group to an artistically robust arts education program with more than 200 participants. His youth education work has included stints as Music Director for Education of the Jacksonville Symphony; music director for the Youth at the Beaches Arts Guild productions; and music director for the Summer Musical Theater Experience at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Click here for full biography

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Judith Steinmeyer
Conductor, Premiere Strings

Judith Steinmeyer has been involved with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras for many years serving as a sectional coach, beginner strings conductor, and conductor of the Premiere Strings.

She started her career as a violinist in the U.S. Air Force Band Symphony Orchestra and Strolling Strings in Washington, DC. After completion of her active duty military service she continued to perform worldwide in from the Bolshoi Theatre to Carnegie Hall.

Steinmeyer was personnel manager for the Washington Chamber Symphony at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  She holds a Professional Educator’s Certificate from the State of Florida.  Judy teaches private lessons at the First Coast Community Music School.  She is the Pre-K through 8th grade General Music teacher and choir director at Holy Spirit Catholic School.

Judith received the Florida Alliance for Arts Education Guided Residency Program Scholarship Award.  She is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the American Federation of Musicians, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the American String Teachers Association and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

 

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Rocco (Rocky) DiGeorgio
Conductor, Foundation Strings II/Encore Strings

Rocco (Rocky) DiGeorgio has 35 years of experience as an orchestral music instructor. In addition to leading the JSYO Foundation Strings II and Encore Strings, DiGeorgio performs a variety of musical roles in the community. He is founder and director of Jacksonville Suzuki Strings, an ensemble consisting of 60 young musicians from greater Jacksonville. He has also been a guest clinician for Suzuki violin workshops throughout the United States. He also currently serves as Sunday Music Director at San Juan del Rio Church in St. Johns County and conductor for several student orchestras at area private schools. DiGeorgio received his Bachelor of Music Education from Jacksonville University. He resides in Mandarin with his wife Judy and children Antoni and Juliana. 

 

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Marj Dutilly
Conductor, Foundation Strings I

Marj Dutilly’s career has taken her from the military to JSYO but music has always been the base of her success. A graduate of Immaculata University with a degree in music, she served a tour of duty in Vietnam and was utilized as a music recreation therapist at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Dutilly has performed with the Ventura (CA) Symphony Orchestra, the North Attleboro (MA) Civic Symphony, the Attleboro Civic Opera Company and the Warwick (RI) Symphony Orchestra. She is Director of Music at Faith Christian Academy, Fernandina Beach and founder/director of SELAH STRINGS of Nassau County. Dutilly has taught at the Amelia Arts Academy and is principal cellist with the Amelia Arts String Ensemble. Her work has included assistance with both the JSYO Foundation and Overture Strings as tuning coach and audition judge. She and her husband, Ron, have six children, one of whom, Peter, was a member of the JSYO Philharmonic Orchestra for six years.