Providing young string musicians the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of orchestral rehearsals and performances in a nurturing environment
The Valley Youth Orchestra is three string orchestras in one
- The Concertino Orchestra is comprised of students with a minimum of one year of private instruction and includes music mentors from the other two ensembles.
- The Philharmonic Orchestra is comprised of intermediate students with 2-4 years of private instruction and includes music mentors from the Chamber Orchestra.
- The Symphonic Chamber Orchestra is comprised of advanced students with typically 4+ years of private instruction.
The Valley Youth Orchestra has given me the chance to participate in an activity that I love with other music devotees. This has been a great gift to me in that it has taught me the value of group collaboration and helped me improve as an individual while contributing to a greater whole.Kelly S.Age 10, VYO participant for 8 years.
VYO gives me a place to be myself as a musician. I have also learned to play well with others.Maggie C.Age 13, VYO participant for 7 years.
I'm learning so many things and I'm having so much fun!Zohar S.Age 12. VYO participant for 1 semester.
Music has been my life for a very long time. The orchestra has been a wonderful place for me to share it.Anwen B.Age 16. VYO participant for 6 years.