Introducing young people to classical music in a fun and engaging way

Our youth programs:

  • Six-week in-classroom education program with materials we provide, with a full symphony concert during the school day—free to participating children and teachers. For more information, contact us.
  • Youth orchestra for all eligible young musicians, performing two concerts of their own and side-by-side with the adult orchestra at the annual holiday concert, plus chamber ensembles and small performances in the community. For information about auditions, contact us.
Youth Program Archive

Educating Youth

We strongly believe that classical music can be educational for and attractive to children, and we achieve this part of our mission through the Youth Program. Launched in 1994 with the arrival of music director Paul Phillips, the Children’s Program provides third and fourth graders in Franklin County with six weeks of music learning as well as hands-on components, and concludes with a field trip to a morning concert in the Greenfield High School auditorium.

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Youth Orchestra Concert 2016

Youth Orchestra

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra is a great opportunity for young musicians age 18 or under to work with professionals, play together with others and really step up your game as a musician.

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Help us increase musical education for the Youth in the Pioneer Valley!