Education is an important part of what we do.

At Tidewater Winds, education is more than just having students attend a concert. For us, we involve students backstage and, more importantly, on-stage. We partner with area public schools to find students interested in arts management, arts production, and as musicians to perform with Tidewater Winds. We are the only professional performing ensemble to include students as regular performing members of the band.

Students throughout Hampton Roads work with our production and management teams and personnel to learn and be a part of our arts organization from behind the scenes, to reading contracts, working with musicians, and serving as announcers at select concerts. As exciting and important as this is, Tidewater Winds also invites and auditions students to perform with us, side-by-side, every program with professional musicians. Whether it is for one concert or the entire summer series, students learn the art of performing with the support and guidance of a professional musician. As these students perform with the band, our professional musicians act as mentors to evaluate their performance and encourage growth throughout the concert season. Additionally, Tidewater Winds provides selected students who pursue music as a degree, scholarship funds for college.

We help teach train and provide real world experience to dozens of students annually. Be a part of this. Make a difference in the quality of life for those who not only attend our concerts, but for those students who receive the benefit, experience, and expertise of the great talent of our musicians, staff, and concert band.
  
Check out some of our past interns below!

               Christine Comer                                    Benjamin Siff

  1. John Blair 2004
    John Blair 2004
  2. Kaitlin Mikatarian 2010
    Kaitlin Mikatarian 2010
  3. Nate Kraft 2012
    Nate Kraft 2012
  4. Nate Morton 2012
    Nate Morton 2012
  5. Nick Belby 2012
    Nick Belby 2012
  6. Cosmos Fristachi 2014
    Cosmos Fristachi 2014
  7. Ryan Cables 2014
    Ryan Cables 2014
  8. Cassidy Levy 2015
    Cassidy Levy 2015

Below are some of our
Tidewater Winds Scholarship Winners!

  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director