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Our History

Learn more about the history of the Youth Orchestra, where it's been and where it's going.

Our Conductor

Learn more about The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra conductor and her background.

Audition Info

Here you can find all the information you need for auditions for the JSYO.

The Latest

Be directed to our Youth Orchestra Facebook page where we publish latest news.

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Our Conductor

Grace Shaw has always had a passion for music and music education and has been playing the violin since she was six years old. She holds a degree in music from Union University where she served as the concertmaster of the Union orchestra. A violin and viola instructor, Grace currently works at the Jackson Symphony office, and the Medina Music Academy teaching students and adults who want to succeed in the fine arts. Her students have performed and competed all over West Tennessee  She also conducts Sinfonia, a youth string ensemble of  the Jackson Symphony.

In addition to teaching, Grace plays violin and viola throughout the east coast.  Currently she plays in the first violin section with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. She also plays with the symphony by playing in the local hospital and cancer center to give comfort through music as part of The Jackson Symphony’s Integrative Medicine Program. Grace also occasionally performs with The Paducah Symphony and Murray State University in the first violin section. Grace also enjoys playing with the group Psallos, touring with them for their northeast Hebrews tour, and recording the Hebrews album.

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