Music Literacy Workshop Series

Health & Safety Update: March 2020

Dear Music Literacy Workshop Participants,

To help protect the health and safety of Houston Symphony patrons, staff, and musicians, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all programming for the remainder of March. These cancellations include the Music Literacy Workshop, originally scheduled to take place every Saturday, March 14 to May 2, 2020. We hope to reschedule the workshop to a later date (TBD) and will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow city and county recommendations. We will reach out to you to ask if you would prefer to receive a refund of your registration fee or donate the cost of your registration to the Symphony. Should you choose to donate the cost of your registration, the Symphony will provide a donation form for the registration value for tax purposes.


A project of the African-American Leadership Council, the Houston Symphony’s Music Literacy Workshop series is offered multiple times throughout the year. Each Workshop series includes eight weekly sessions, on Saturdays only, presented by music educator Stepheny Scott. The program is open to people of all ages and is designed to teach participants basic musical concepts and, ultimately, to read music and play the piano. Participants attend Symphony concerts and enjoy select opportunities to interact with and learn from Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musicians.

2019-2020 Music Literacy Workshops

The Houston Symphony’s African-American Leadership Council’s Music Appreciation Committee presents its fifth annual Music Literacy Workshop. Facilitated by noted Houston pianist and instructor, Stepheny Scott, the workshop is offered as a low-cost, eight-week course, on Saturdays only, to enhance the musical experience of music lovers within our Greater Houston communities. Emphasis will be on basic music theory concepts with an explanation of musical terms and with piano application. Imagine reading a piece of music and actually playing it on the piano, or sight-singing a song that you’ve never seen before. Each session is designed to be fun and exciting, with a few special surprise performances along the way! Make new friends from our diverse Houston communities who have a great appreciation for beautiful music as you do, and become acquainted with some of the opportunities that are available to you and your family through new initiatives within the Houston Symphony. The Music Literacy Workshops will be hosted by one of our Community Partners, Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, at 4637 Gano St., Houston, TX 77009.

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