One of the key facets of Pioneer Valley Symphony’s mission is to introduce children in Franklin and Hampshire counties to classical orchestral music. Every year, we have an educational program that consists of a six-week unit with teaching materials for third- and fourth-grade public school classes, culminating in the Educational Concert, where 1,000 students come and hear the full orchestra perform the pieces they have been studying. Find out more here.
The second way we involve children in orchestral music is through the brand new Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra. We’re auditioning students for this exceptional opportunity. Any dedicated instrumentalist 18 years or under is welcome to audition. Information, including audition requirements, can be found by navigating the Youth Programs Menu at the top of the page.