2016 Concerto Competition Winner
Kayla Stubblefield, clarinet
Ray Garnett, viola
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)
Remaining Events for 2015-16 season:
YOUNG@ART w/RCYBE and ACC
Friday, February 26, 2016
Clay Center Maier Theater
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
A collaboration of local youth arts organizations, the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble (RCYBE), the West Virginia Youth Symphony (WVYS), the Appalachian Children’s Chorus (ACC), and the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, presents YOUNG @ ART, a new mid-winter performance showcasing some young emerging talent in the region. This unique presentation is a beautiful live ballet performance of children, from age 7 to 20 years old, performing in three disciplines –ballet dancing, instrumental orchestral music and vocal performance. A whimsical winter fairy tale theme weaves the performance together and garners excitement, and perhaps inspiration, among school children, young families and the public.
Over 150 RCYBE, WVYS and ACC young artists will perform with each other on stage and in the orchestra pit, delighting young people and adult audience members, alike!
Two daytime performances are available for schools, homeschool groups and daycares. An evening performance is open to the general public. To purchase tickets, please call the Clay Center box office at 304-561-3570 or visit tickets.theclaycenter.org.
February 26, 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 7:00 pm
Maier Theater of the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
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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