Elizabeth Floy Wang played viola in the Chattanooga Symphony and performed in many small ensemble groups. She taught at the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences and developed the orchestra program at Girls Preparatory School, where she also started the rowing program. After her retirement from GPS, she served as the Master Teacher for the UTC String Project and mentored countless violin and viola students in private lessons. She also served as Conductor of the Prelude and Etude orchestras of the CSOYO from 2014-2018. She passed away on August 30, 2020 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Floy loved teaching and developing the youngest members of the CSOYO, and a full tuition scholarship is given to a first-year member of either the Prelude or Etude orchestra each season in her memory.
Candidates for this scholarship should submit to the CSOYO Manager a written application (see below), and a recommendation from a school music director or private teacher. A Video Interview must also be submitted via Flipgrid, answering the questions at the end of this application. Directions for submitting the video will be given when this application is received.
Floy Wang Memorial Scholarship Application
- When did you start playing your instrument?
- What got you interested in playing your instrument in the first place?
- Why did you audition for the CSOYO?
- What do you enjoy most about playing your instrument?
- Have you ever heard a full orchestra perform, and can you describe the experience?
- What are your goals when it comes to playing your instrument?
(Applicants can read written responses to all the question, or parents/teachers can conduct the interview, asking the questions and letting the applicants respond freely.)