A project of the African-American Leadership Council, the Houston Symphony’s Music Literacy Workshop series is offered multiple times throughout the year. Each Workshop series includes eight weekly sessions, presented by music educator Stepheny Scott. The program is open to people of all ages and is designed to teach participants basic musical concepts and, ultimately, to read music and play the piano. Participants attend Symphony concerts and enjoy select opportunities to interact with and learn from Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musicians.
2017-2018 Music Literacy Workshops
The Houston Symphony’s African-American Leadership Council’s Music Appreciation Committee presents its third annual Music Literacy Workshop. Facilitated by noted Houston pianist and instructor, Stepheny Scott, the workshop is offered as a low-cost, eight-week course to enhance the musical experience of music lovers within our Greater Houston communities. Emphasis will be on basic music theory concepts with an explanation of musical terms and with piano application. Imagine reading a piece of music and actually playing it on the piano, or sight-singing a song that you’ve never seen before. Each session is designed to be fun and exciting, with a few special surprise performances along the way! Make new friends from our diverse Houston communities who have a great appreciation for beautiful music as you do, and become acquainted with some of the opportunities that are available to you and your family through new initiatives within the Houston Symphony.
Workshop space is offered on a limited first-come, first-served basis. Click on the links below for information on the two workshop sessions and use the blue buttons to register. Join Houston’s community of music learners and hear music performed by your Houston Symphony!
Dates: Every Saturday between March 3 – April 21, 2018
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (March 31 class will take place from 11:00-1:00)
Cost: $20 registration fee. No fee for youth under age 18.
Location: City Cathedral, 3701 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004; Phone: (713) 659-7750
About the Instructor
Stepheny A. Scott is a native Houstonian whose contributions to the community as an accomplished pianist and music instructor have brought her numerous accolades and awards. Her early studies in Houston were with Ms. Jessie Wilson and Dr. Charles P. Rhinehart, and later with Dr. Albert Hirsch. Ms. Scott studied piano with Margaret Grubb at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas as a Piano Performance and Music Education Major. She is a private piano and voice instructor, music transcriber and clinician, having served as conference pianist and course facilitator at various music conferences and workshops around the country. Ms. Scott is the Preparatory Choir Director for the prestigious Houston Children’s Chorus, Stephen Roddy, Founder and Director and is the Burrus Elementary School Choir Director through the Houston Children’s Chorus’ “Music in the Schools” Program. She has a passion for educating musicians, vocal students and choirs with a detailed and thorough approach and is excited to join with the Houston Symphony Community Partnership outreach to share her musical knowledge to create for participants a heightened listening experience.