Play music, learn, have fun!

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra is a great opportunity to work with professionals and really step up your game as a musician.

Our auditions for the Fall semester, 2014 will be held on August 21 and 22, 3 – 5pm at Artspace Community Arts Center To sign up for an audition time, please click here.

Want a little audition coaching to get yourself prepared?

Come to an Audition Prep Workshop at Artspace Community Arts Center in Greenfield! Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22, 1 – 3pm. Registration information is at


Auditions for the PVS Youth Orchestra are open to all student string, wind, brass, percussion, keyboard and harp players, age 18 and under who meet the audition requirements.

For more information, please see our Audition Information Page.

To register for an audition, please complete our registration form here, or download it and mail it to us.


The Pioneer Valley Symphony Assistant Conductor, Jonathan Brennand, will be the director of the PVS Youth Orchestra.  Please see our Artistic Staff page for biographical information on him, and all of our artistic personnel.


The Youth Orchestra will perform twice on its own during the 2014-2015 season, in Greenfield on Saturday, November 22 at 4pm, and on Sunday, April 12 at 4pm, location TBD. The spring performance will be a joint performance with the Worcester Youth Junior Philharmonic. In addition, the Youth Orchestra will perform with the adult orchestra at our Annual Family Holiday Concert on December 13, 2014, at the Hess Center for the Arts, Deerfield Academy.


Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:30 – 4:30pm.  They will run every Saturday afternoon through the fall, then begin again in late January, 2015.


The audition fee is $20. You may pay by sending payment to the PVS office, or by bringing payment on the day of the audition. Checks may be made out to Pioneer Valley Symphony with the your child’s name and PVSYO in the memo line.

Tuition for the season is $200.  If accepted into the youth orchestra, your audition fee will be credited to your tuition.

Applications for financial assistance will be available to all accepted students.


If you have any questions, please contact us at or 413-773-1664.