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The Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra is a great opportunity to work with professionals and really step up your game as a musician.
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, is 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 2015-2016 season, in Greenfield on Saturday, November 21 at 7pm, in Mechanics Hall, Worcester with the Worcester Youth Symphony on Sunday, April 3 at 4pm, and on Saturday, May 7 at 4pm, at Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst. The spring performance will be a joint performance with the Worcester Youth Junior Philharmonic. The youth orchestra will also perform side-by-side with the PVS adult orchestra at our annual family holiday concert on December 19, 2015, at Greenfield High School.
Rehearsals are on Saturdays during the school year from September – May at Greenfield High School, from 2:30-4:30pm.
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 ($100 if joining in the Spring). 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.to download the financial aid request for 2015/2016 click here.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-773-1664.