About

Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama (MYOCA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to making music instruction and ensemble playing available to all, thereby developing character and sense of community.

We offer opportunities tailored for the performance level and maturity of musicians ages 6 to 18, including group lessons on orchestral instruments and piano offered through our Scrollworks program and a youth orchestra.

Young people of diverse racial, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to explore and cultivate their musical talent and contribute to Alabama's musical culture.

Our progressive music education programs are staffed by accomplished musicians with real-world experience. Students receive broad exposure to classical, musical theater, jazz, world music, folk, popular music, and other genres.

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama was incorporated on June 15, 2007.

The Scrollworks Music School began on February 16, 2008.

Board of Directors

Dr. Mary Whitley, Chairman

Molly Goforth

James Hrom

Samuel Nordlund, Fundraising Chair

Doug Orcutt, Vice-Chair

Staff

Jeane Goforth, CEO

Sara Tucker, Music Director

Julie Shum, Programs Director

Dane Lawley, Education Director

Office Assistant

Angela Blankenship, Check-in Desk

Teachers

Piano

Zoe Willis

Carmen Williams

Eliza Blankenship

Hope Blankenship


Strings

Bob Crosby

Anna Taylor

Georgia Dussich

Shelby Camp


Voice

Anna Willis

Julie Shum

Percussion

David Verin


Woodwinds

Dane Lawley

Sara Tucker


Brass

Bob Crosby

Dane Lawley