September 12, 2019 – Every year, the Texarkana Youth Symphony Orchestra (TYSO) conducts tryouts for the TYSO Concert Master.
The tryouts consist of students playing for the conductor, Mr. Steve Bennett. Mr. Bennett also conducts the Texarkana Independent School District’s Orchestra. Each student plays his or her instrument and is ranked by the conductor according to their ability.
Arkansas High Freshman concert master
This year, Arkansas High School freshman Ethan Miller was selected as the Concert Master. As the Concert Master, Ethan will lead the TYSO practices and performance. The first concert will be December 8th at the Perot Theater.
Ethan has taken private lessons since he was four years old. “Ethan receiving Concert Master is a huge thank you to Ms. Finley and the Texarkana Arkansas School District for creating and focusing on the strings department,” commented Ethan’s mother Kim Miller.