Tammy earned her viola chair in the Orchestra over 30 years ago as a senior in high school. An accomplishment at such a young age! She attributes the confident person and musician she is to her experiences performing with MSO.
Today, Tammy not only performs with the MSO but also teaches in our string education program. She cherishes the opportunity to witness the world of a child grow through interaction with music and instruments. Tammy’s teaching has contributed three former students and a soloist among the current musicians of MSO. She’s also witnessed –
- A perfectionistic and shy young woman who after learning perseverance and confidence through music created a Concerts for Compassion group which toured poverty stricken areas throughout the world.
- A shy, young student who progressed through the school system with no private lessons but earned a Mississippi Youth Symphony scholarship and then began to conquer her social anxiety and lack of confidence.
- A college applicant standing out from the other students with similar accomplishments such as head cheerleader, straight-A student, and top ACT score for playing the violin with Mississippi Youth Symphony.
”Music is known to lower stress, reduce depression, elevate mood, and keep your brain healthy,” Tammy emphatically states. “Experiencing symphonic music is a journey that lifts the spirit, expands the mind, and heals your heart.
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