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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?

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​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.

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Mark Wood feature on News On 6 Tulsa Oklahoma
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Mark Wood feature on News On 6 Tulsa Oklahoma

Filmed during one of his visits to a Tulsa area school, News On 6 Tulsa shines a spotlight on the great work Mark does with his Electrify Your Symphony music education program. Original link: https://www.newson6.com/story/615b797ca98bb90a46424eea/original-member-of-transsiberian-orchestra-in-tulsa-to-teach-next-generation-of-musicians- TULSA, Oklahoma - An original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is teaching a new generation of musicians in Green Country. Mark Wood held a workshop with students from the Tulsa area Monday afternoon at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. This is the first of many stops to schools in the area and in his workshops, Wood hopes to teach students not just how to be better musicians, but to become better, more empathetic people. "The most important part about being musicians is to teach other," Wood said. Wood's energy lights up a room, and his music lights up the hearts and minds of young students like Rebekah McCarty. "I'm just freaking out practically the entire time, like wait. This guy wants me to do what?" McCarty said. Wood said sometimes symphonies can feel a little stiff, so he's taking the week before his upcoming performance in Bartlesville to liven things up a bit for local orchestras. He plans on holding workshops in Tulsa, Jenks, and Bartlesville. "If you're not captivated by what I do, I'm losing out on the most important part of the experience, which is making you feel something from my music," Wood said. It seems to have worked for McCarty. "I was like grinning the whole time, I loved it," McCarty said. That's the point - Wood isn't just teaching the next generation of musicians to move, he's teaching them to feel. "The most important subject I think, of the world right now, I think is our emotions, how do we express ourselves," Wood said. Wood hopes the echoes of that lesson and of the emotions will be heard for a long time as the students take to the stage in their future concerts. Wood has a concert coming up. He'll be playing with the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra on October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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