Music Literacy Workshop Series


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.

Workshop space is offered on a limited first-come, first-served basis. The workshop is $20 for adults (including all 8 Saturday sessions) and free of charge for youth under 18 years old. Minimum age for participants is 7 years old. Children ages 7–12 must have a registered parent or guardian accompany them at each class.

Use the links below for registration information on the workshop sessions and use the blue buttons to register. Join Houston’s community of music learners and hear music performed by your Houston Symphony! If you have questions about the Music Literacy Workshop, please email: [email protected]

Dates: Every Saturday between March 14 – May 2, 2020
Times: 10 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $20 per adult, free for youth under 18
Location: Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4637 Gano St., Houston, TX 77009


About the Instructor
Stepheny A. Scott is a native Houstonian whose contributions to the community as an accomplished pianist and music instructor have brought her numerous accolades and awards. Her early studies in Houston were with Ms. Jessie Wilson and Dr. Charles P. Rhinehart, and later with Dr. Albert Hirsch. Ms. Scott studied piano with Margaret Grubb at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas as a Piano Performance and Music Education Major. She is a private piano and voice instructor, music transcriber and clinician, having served as conference pianist and course facilitator at various music conferences and workshops around the country. Ms. Scott is the Prep Choir Director and the Director of the Music-in-the-Schools program for the prestigious Houston Children’s Chorus, Stephen Roddy, Founder and Director. She has a passion for educating musicians, vocal students and choirs with a detailed and thorough approach and is excited to join with the Houston Symphony Community Partnership outreach to share her musical knowledge to create for participants a heightened listening experience.

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