Welcome to the West Virginia Youth Symphony!
Instrumental in changing lives!
The West Virginia Youth Symphony is a non-profit youth arts organization that supports four music ensembles that meet for rehearsal weekly and perform regularly throughout an academic year program. Currently, 111 students from 6 West Virginia counties, and 33 different schools are enrolled in the program. Of those students, approximately 40 students participate in an optional chamber ensemble program learning unique repertoire for smaller ensemble learning and performing. Professional musicians from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and community are the conductors and coaches for the program. Master classes, field trips, run-out concerts and other special events may be included as funding permits. It is a fun and social musical learning adventure ~ with some of the most talented students and musicians from across the region participating! Students are presented challenging music to encourage musical growth and to provide a stimulating learning experience.
We invite you to contact the Youth Symphony offices at 304-957-9888 to schedule a new student audition today!
The West Virginia Youth Symphony was recently featured on American Public Media's "Performance Today." (more)
The Concerto Competition application is available for download
Concert Dates for 2015-16 season:
WVYS WINTER CONCERT
Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 3:00 pm
Scottish Rite Temple
WVYS CHAMBER CONCERT
Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 3:00 pm
Kanawha United Presbyterian Church
WVYS SIDE BY SIDE CONCERT WITH THE WVSO!
Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 8:00 pm
Clay Center Maier Performance Hall
WVYS SPRING CONCERT
Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 pm
Scottish Rite Temple
WVYS SYMPHONY SUNDAY CONCERT
Sunday, June 7, 2015 – University of Charleston
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the West Virginia Youth Symphony to help us continue this important program! You can donate online:
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