Maestro Scott Gregg is currently the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the First Coast Youth Orchestras (FCYO), a 300-member youth orchestra 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.
“A musically intelligent and technically impeccable pianist” are words used to describe Aida Ribeiro’ performances. A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aida Ribeiro is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where she studied with Jacob Lateiner. With a grant from the Organization of American States, she earned her Master’s Degree at Catholic University in Washington D.C. In Brazil, she graduated at the MagdalenaTagliaferro Conservatory and later, in Paris, she studied with the legendary Tagliaferro herself at the International Academy of Piano.
Ms. Ribeiro has received outstanding reviews from critics and audiences for her concerts and recitals in the United States and Brazil. Her lecture-recitals on Brazilian music have established her as an avid proponent of Latin-American music. She has been recognized with many awards including the Tiffany award, First Prize at the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, the Heitor Villa Lobos Award.
Ms. Ribeiro’s orchestral appearances include the Jacksonville Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, São Paulo Symphony, Spokane Symphony, North Idaho Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Chamber Orchestra.
A versatile musician, Ms.Ribeiro appears frequently in recitals, chamber music concerts and master classes. She was also a member and founder of the AVA Ensemble.
Her passion for chamber music and teaching led her to create several music programs in USA. For over 15 years she directed programs in Syracuse and Spokane devoted to young musicians to further develop their abilities and understanding of music through chamber music playing. In 2000 she became an adjunct professor at University of North Florida as a piano instructor where she also started the chamber music course in 2001. In 2005 she founded and directed the Jacksonville Music Conservatory sponsored by the Steinway Society providing a comprehensive musical education in the European Conservatory tradition. Presently Ms. Ribeiro teaches at her home studio and at the First Coast Community Music School of the Florida State College where she is the Chair of the Piano Department.
Lynne Radcliffe received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Memphis State University. Moving to the Jacksonville area in 1983, she has worked in a musical capacity in various arenas, including private piano instruction, accompanying, performance, choral directing, teaching at Episcopal High School (where she served as Fine Arts Department Chair), church musician, and the Jacksonville Symphony Association (Music Education Programs Manager). Lynne is currently the Director of Music at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Jacksonville Beach as well as Program Coordinator and teacher at the First Coast Community Music School. She serves on the boards of the Beaches Fine Arts Series and BRASS, Beaches Residents Arising in Support of the Symphony. Having done graduate work in Musicology at the University of Memphis recently, she is a contributor to Encore!, the magazine of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and serves as host for the radio program WJCT Presents the JSO.
Tami Chacon has been deeply involved with music since childhood. She attended Eastern New Mexico University studying Music Education. She has had a private piano studio in her home for over 20 years. Married for 27 years, she has two daughters whom she homeschooled through high school. Both are currently in college. Her oldest daughter is pursuing a Master’s Degree in piano pedagogy while her younger daughter is studying for a mechanical engineering degree.
Tami has been with First Coast Community Music School since its inception. She teaches beginning piano and is the Administrative Director for FCCMS.
In her spare time she enjoys yoga, jogging and pursuing her interest in art.