Judith Steinmeyer started her career in the United States Air Force Band, Headquartered in Washington, D.C., as violinist with the USAF Symphony and Strolling Strings. These groups toured worldwide to perform for Heads of State and various military and civilian functions.
Judy has been a coach and conductor with several youth centered music programs over the years to include programs with Prelude Chamber Music, Inc. She teaches private violin and viola lessons at the First Coast Community Music School and Pre-K through 8th grade General Music and Choir at Holy Spirit Catholic School. Judy holds a Professional Educator’s Certificate and is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and the American String Teachers Association. She has also earned voting status for the Grammy Awards (NARAS).
Throughout her career, Judy has played violin with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Opera Orchestras, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. She served as concertmaster for Luciano Pavarotti, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Henry Mancini, and other artists.
Steinmeyer received the Florida Alliance for Arts Education Guided Residency Program Award and Scholarship through which she developed her original residency program titled “Speaking in T.U.N.E.” Judy Steinmeyer is designated as a Florida “Arts Integration Scholar” .
Rocco (Rocky) DiGeorgio has thirty-five years of experience as a Suzuki Violin teacher. He has served as a guest clinician for many nationally recognized Suzuki violin workshops throughout the United States. Mr. DiGeorgio is founder and director of the Jacksonville Suzuki Strings, an ensemble of 60 young musicians from the Greater Jacksonville area. He also serves as Music Director for San Juan del Rio Church in St Johns, FL and has served as Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Foundation Strings II and Encore Strings for 14 seasons. He currently holds the position of associate conductor for the newly formed First Coast Youth Orchestras Debut and Intermezzo Strings. Rocky received his Bachelor of Music Education from Jacksonville University in 1982. He resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife Judy.
Maestro Scott Gregg is currently the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the First Coast Youth Orchestras (FCYO), a program under the auspices of the First Coast Community Music School (FCCMS). In 2006, Mr. Gregg helped found FCCMS to assist hundreds of Jacksonville area music students access top-notch music education and in 2014, he became that school’s Artistic and Executive Director. In addition, Maestro Gregg currently serves as the 10th Music Director of the Saint Augustine Orchestra – a semi-professional orchestra in the nation’s oldest city. Mr. Gregg was a member the class of 2007 for Leadership Jacksonville – a philanthropic, service and volunteer organization – and served on the Mayor’s youth education task force.
Prior to his current appointments, Mr. Gregg had for 22 years held the Winston Family Endowed Chair as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras, guiding that organization’s growth from a 60-member group to an artistically robust arts education program with more than 300 participants. Mr. Gregg was also the Music Director for Education of the Jacksonville Symphony – planning the Symphony’s entire educational programs and conducting hundreds of performances for students and adults alike, as well as guest conducting the Jacksonville Symphony countless times since 1995.
Mr. Gregg was Music Director of the FSCJ Artist Series Summer Theater programs as well as Music Director for the Youth at the Beaches Arts Guild productions. As a violinist, Mr. Gregg has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, as well as on the national tours of The Lion King, The Producers, Chicago, Cinderella, and others.
Prior to coming to Jacksonville, Mr. Gregg was Associate Conductor of the Goucher Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and Staff Conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Gregg has conducted the Alabama All-State Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Philharmonic, the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse, France, and the Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, among others.
A recipient of the Seiji Ozawa and Andrew Schenk Fellowships, he spent two summers at the Tanglewood Institute, studying with Maestros Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, and Robert Spano, and closed the festival’s season sharing the podium with Maestro Rattle. Gregg has also been a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and a fellow at the Conductor’s Institute in South Carolina. Mr. Gregg was a Semi-Finalist in the International Conductors’ Competition in Besançon, France and the Stokowski Conducting Competition in New York. He was one of four Americans chosen to participate in the 1997 Tokyo International Conducting Competition.
Mr. Gregg was himself a member of a youth orchestra as a student, serving as concertmaster of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and made his solo debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. Mr. Gregg received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College with a concentration in music theory and composition and minor concentration in astrophysics. He studied conducting at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he earned a master’s degree and was awarded the Christopher Percy Prize in Conducting. Concurrently, Maestro Gregg was appointed to the conducting staff of the Peabody Conservatory Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as Associate Conductor of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra.
He is married to Camille Clement Gregg and the two are the proud parents of their golden retriever, Midas.