Electrify Your Symphony (EYS) is a music education phenomenon that FIRES UP students, teachers, and local communities by injecting a high voltage dose of energy and much-needed funding into a school’s music education program. This intensive experience boosts student self-esteem and motivation, increases school-wide, family and community engagement, and helps raise money for participating schools.
Created by international recording artist, electric violinist, and music education advocate Mark Wood, EYS accomplishes this by having our team of teaching artists work with orchestra, choir, and band students to put on real life, real world rock concerts at their schools, local theaters, or arenas; with ticket sales directly benefiting the participating music departments.
The Mark Wood Music Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization that exists to empower, inspire and electrify promising student musicians for schools with underserved music education programs and student musicians in need of scholarship opportunities and vehicles for self-expression. Our goal is to give young people the opportunity to function at maximum creative capacity in all aspects of their lives. Doesn’t every kid deserve the chance to be a rock star?
MWROC shines a spotlight on your unique creativity and explores the limitless possibilities of what we can do with today’s technology to create magic, whether in person or online. At MWROC, you create a new network of lifelong friends and colleagues! MWROC is open to students, educators, hobbyists, and professionals alike; there is simply no other summer music gathering that compares to what we offer.
With custom, handcrafted instruments designed and built in the USA, we are dedicated to a truly unique concept in manufacturing. The instruments created by premier electric violinist Mark Wood reflect over 30 years of painstaking investigation, exploration, performing, and touring. Here at Wood Violins, we believe in fusing old world violin tradition with modern technology, thereby creating a harmonious synthesis of versatility and tradition.
Mark Wood Electrify Your Symphony (EYS): Academics, Arts, and Athletics
The Today Show with Mark Wood, Laura Kaye, and Elijah Wood
Mark Wood feature on News On 6 Tulsa Oklahoma
Beyond the Box: The Revolutionary Power of Music | Mark Wood | TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary
Laura Kaye's Electrify Your Choir Music Education Program
Mark Wood and Laura Kaye Interview/Feature on News 4 San Antonio Living
MUST SEE!! Mark Wood talks about Electrify Your Strings on CBS Sunday Morning Spotlight!
Here's a sampling of some of the many videos about EYS!
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