Venice Symphony Names Ferguson Director of Education

Education

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY DEC 21, 2018

The Venice Symphony has named Timothy Ferguson as its Director of Education. Ferguson, the music teacher at Garden Elementary School in Venice, replaces Gayle Heskett; The Symphony’s founding Director of Education, who has led music education initiatives since 1990. Heskett retired in November but will continue to serve on The Venice Symphony Education Committee and teach at Glenallen Elementary School in North Port.  She received The Venice Symphony Hero Award at the Sapphire Gala on November 10.

Ferguson recently moved to the area from New Hartford, NY, where, as an accomplished trumpet player, he taught individual and group lessons and directed six student bands. He also served as director of the New Hartford School District Summer Music Program and was staff coordinator for the New Hartford Marching Band.  He lives in Venice with his wife and two children.

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