How big is the Orchestra
Is the Tampa Bay Symphony non-profit
How often does the Symphony rehearse
Where does the Symphony rehearse
Are the musicians paid
How many concerts are performed through the year
Can we hire the Orchestra for a concert
Does the Symphony offer a scholarship
Who picks the music to be performed
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Attending a performance:
Where do you perform
How much are tickets
Do you offer Group Discounts
What is the dress code for concerts
When should I clap
Are children allowed
Becoming a member (i.e. musician):
Are there any age requirements to join
Is there a musician membership
Are auditions required in order to join
What instruments are in the Orchestra
Whom do I contact to join
How can I become a
How can my company become a sponsor
Where does all the money go
How did you get the dog to play the Horn
How big is the Orchestra?
The Orchestra varies in size throughout the year depending on school, vacations,
"winter guests", etc. Typically, the Orchestra seats ~90 musicians. [top]
Is the Tampa Bay Symphony non-profit?
Yes. Tampa Bay Symphony, Inc. is
recognized by the IRS as exempt under section 501(C)(3) and is registered
as a charitable organization with the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, registration number CH15538. [top]
How often does the Symphony rehearse?
The Symphony rehearses on Tuesday evenings throughout it's concert season which is
typically runs from August through April.. [top]
Where does the Symphony rehearse?
Rehearsals are held in the Trinity Presbyterian Church,
Are the musicians paid?
No. All of the musicians are volunteers and are not paid. [top]
Is there a musician
Yes. Musicians are required to purchase a season subscription.
Subscriptions are as low as $35 per concert season. [top]
How many concerts are performed through the year?
Typically, the Symphony performs three concert series which occur in the Fall,
Winter, and Spring. At times, the
symphony has performed additional concerts programs throughout the year. [top]
Where do you perform?
The Symphony performs at the Bay Areas three concert halls,
St. Petersburg College Arts Auditorium in
Clearwater, Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay Performing
Arts Center in Tampa.. [top]
How much are the tickets?
Adult tickets are $20 at the door. Student tickets are free, but must be
requested in advance except at the Palladium and SPC Clearwater venue
where they are available on site prior to the event. Student ID may be
required for redemption of free tickets. [top]
Do you offer
Yes. Groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets for $15, regularly $20.
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What is the dress
code for concert events?
Casual dress. Shoes and Shirts required. We ask that one refrains from
wearing large hats that may restrict viewing from others behind. [top]
When should I clap?
Typically, a symphony have multiple movements, separated by 15 to 30
seconds. It is proper to wait until after the final movement has been
performed before clapping. It is acceptable to applaud at any time that
you may feel is appropriate, and recognize performance of the
musician(s), whoever there are times where interruption of a continuing
selection may lessen the "total audience experience". [top]
Are children allowed in
We discourage bringing children five and under to indoor events as their
audio behavior may dissrupt those around them, and the dissrupt
the concentration of the musician themselves. [top]
Can we hire the Orchestra for a concert?
Yes. The Orchestra is always interested in being hired to perform
additional concerts. Contact the Symphony's Business Manager at (727)
347-3920, or the Orchestra President at (727) 442-3696 for additional details. [top]
Does the Symphony offer a scholarship?
No. The Symphony does offer a cash award to each years "Young Artist
Competition" winner. [top]
Who picks the music to be performed?
The music for each program is selected by the Orchestra's Music Director,
and Conductor, Dr.
Jack Heller. [top]
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Are there any age requirements to join?
No. Age is not important but music skill is. Musicians must meet minimum
performance levels as determined by the music director and section principal.. [top]
Are auditions required in order to join?
Yes and No. When there is an opening, the Music Director and
Personnel Manager will select a candidate and determine
if audition is required. [top]
What instruments are in the Orchestra?
Typical Symphonic Orchestra instrumentation.. [top]
Who do I contact to join?
To join, fill out our on-line application (http://tampabaysymphony.com/forms/application/join.htm)
and the information will be automatically forwarded to our Personnel
Manager. If your connection does not support forms, send your name, address,
instrument, and musical experience to
firstname.lastname@example.org . [top]
How can I become a private supporter?
The Symphony has a subscription program which, in return for a donation starting
at $35.00 and up, provides complimentary tickets to the years three concert series and
lists the persons name in the program as a supporter. Click here
for more information or send email to email@example.com.
How can my company become a sponsor?
Contact the Symphony, at the number below, for additional details or send email to
Where does all the money go?
All proceeds cover the Symphony's operational expenses and "Young
Artist Competition" awards with the majority going to the
cost of Hall
rental. Other expenses include rehearsal hall rent, music
storage location rent, music rental, copying expense, truck rental (to move equipment to/from
concert locations), music equipment
insurance, and maintenance among other things. [top]
How did you get the dog to play the Horn?
That's a secret. [top]