Community String Orchestra
Amelia Island Community String Orchestra
Amelia Island, Florida
Shelby Trevor, Director
Shelby founded a community orchestra, bringing amateurs, students, and professionals together to provide free concerts for the public. Fostering commonalities among diverse group members and audiences resulted in positive response and support from the community. He facilitated orchestral education and acted as artistic director.
Four seasonal concerts were performed annually. Shelby researched and wrote about the program notes, then addressed the audience prior to each concert.
Rehearsals took place in his home living room. He managed rehearsal and performance venues, coordinated concert schedules, planned rehearsal schedules, selected program music for seasonal concerts, performed as the concertmaster and as soloist. Managed orchestra budget, designed flyers, advertisements, and programs, coordinated seating arrangements based on member ability, and ensured that all members were provided with sheet music.