University of Florida's Dr. Raymond Chobaz visits FSYO
FSYO's Symphonic Orchestra with Dr. Chobaz
Dr. Chobaz gave a full three-hour rehearsal with the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra in Orlando on Sunday, November 5, 2017. During rehearsal, FSYO"s Symphonic Orchestra worked on Camille Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3.
About Dr. Chobaz: Raymond Chobaz, Professor of Music and Conductor Laureate of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, has been music director and conductor of the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra since 1982 and the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra from its inception in 1983 to 2001. He studied at the Basel Conservatory and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree summa cum laude in music theory. As an International Rotary Scholar at the University of Utah he received both a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting under Joseph Rosenstock and a Ph.D. in music composition and electronic music under Vladimir Ussachevsky. Further studies allowed him to work with Herbert Blomstedt in San Francisco, Kyrill Kondrashin in Amsterdam, Raphael Kubelik in Lucerne, Erich Leinsdorf in New York City, Witold Rowicki in Vienna, and Georg Tintner in Prague. Additional training in contemporary music interpretation he acquired from Pierre Boulez in Paris and Arthur Weisberg in New York City.