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YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Play orchestral music, learn, and have fun!

Founded in 2013 and based in Franklin County, the PVS Youth Orchestra includes musicians from schools across the region, including Hampshire and Franklin counties and southern Vermont and New Hampshire. We are an ensemble of talented, hard-working elementary-, middle-, and high-school-age musicians. We have an orbiting team of dedicated family members, professional musicians, and educators.

 

The Youth Orchestra performs in an independent concert each semester, tours local schools in April, and plays alongside the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra in the annual Holiday Pops celebration.

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COMING SOON

Thank you for your patience! We will have more information about Youth Orchestra's 2024-25 season soon.

New and returning students should fill out the registration form linked below.

Interested in participating in Youth Orchestra and want to learn more? 
Contact Lily Ruderman, Registrar, by email at youth@pvso.org or ‪call 413-773-3664‬.

TUITION & FEES

We strive to ensure accessibility of our programs to all members of the community. Tuition for the PVS Youth Orchestra and YO Chamber Ensembles is now offered on a sliding scale.

     SUSTAINABLE: $175/semester $350/year. This is the per-student cost to sustain this program.     

     ACCESSIBLE: $150/semester $300/year. This is discounted tuition to support access to music for all.     

     EQUITABLE: $200/semester $400/year. Help us keep PVS programs accessible to all.     

To explore additional financial support options, contact us at youth@pvso.org or (413) 773-3664.

YOUTH ORCHESTRA Sponsors


BRATTLEBORO
MUSIC CENTER


GIVING CIRCLE
THRIFT SHOP


STAMMELL
STRINGED INSTRUMENTS

GOFF MEDIA

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GREENFIELD
COOPERATIVE BANK

BERKSHIRE FACIAL
SURGERY

UMASS FIVE COLLEGE
CREDIT UNION

HILLSIDE PIZZA

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PVS SEASON SPONSORS

WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING IN THE PVSYO?
Here are a few of the musicians to tell you all about it!

RECENT CONCERT RECORDINGS

2023 SPRING CONCERT

Thursday, April 13

Program Book and Video

2022 FALL CONCERT

with Strings for Kids

Sunday, November 13

Program Book and Video

2022 SPRING CONCERT

with Frontier String Ensembles

Friday, April 8

Program Book and Video

CHAMBER MUSIC

 

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensemble provides additional performance and musical opportunities to students ready for a more rigorous commitment. Chamber Ensemble is led by a professional coach and rehearses weekly.

Chamber Ensemble has performed at Youth Orchestra concerts, community outreach concerts, and at Pioneer Valley Symphony events.

For more information about the PVSYO Chamber Ensemble email youth@pvso.org.

 Chris Johnson, Orchestra Parent

“We are so thankful that there is this chance to get to know other young musicians in our community and for the privilege of playing under a professional conductor.” 

Nick Bagley, Orchestra Parent

“If you have a young musician in your household, visit the orchestra on a Saturday afternoon to observe first-hand the comraderie and the music!” 

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