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 in May and August.
- May 4, 2014, 1 – 3pm at Artspace Community Arts Center 15 Mill St., Greenfield
- May 6, 2014 at a location in Amherst (TBD)
- August 22, 1 – 3pm at Artspace Community Arts Center
Want a little audition coaching to get yourself prepared?
Come to an Audition Prep Class at Artspace Community Arts Center in Greenfield! There are two before the spring auditions:
- Wednesday, April 23, 10am – 12pm
- Thursday, April 24, 1pm – 3pm
Or take a weeklong workshop in August, at Artspace Community Arts Center, Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22, 1 – 3pm.
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.
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 during the inaugural 2013-2014 season. The inaugural concert will be in December at the Greenfield Middle School. The spring concert will be in late April or early May in either Greenfield, Amherst, or Northampton.
Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, September 21, 2013. They will run every Saturday afternoon through the fall, then begin again in late January, 2014.
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 email@example.com or 413-773-1664.