Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra

We are happy to announce a wonderful music making opportunity for young musicians for age 8-18.

Established in 2013, Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra offers unique, intense, productive, intimate music training program for the string instrument players. Our program is proud of offering smaller ensemble setting to develop the students’ musicianship and communication skills and  to make music thoughtfully with the  professional, experienced,
devoted,nurturing performing artists and teachers in the region.

 

After much deliberation, we have decided that Penn Youth Orchestra program will go forward this year in a safe and effective learning environment with very limited students! Please email us at pennyouthorchestra@gmail for more details.

Please submit online application if you are interested in joining the orchestra.

Pennsylvania Advanced Strings: 9th-12th grade

Pennsylvania Advanced Strings offers uniquely intense, intimate and  productive music training for elite high school string players. The students learn major chamber music repertoire with renowned faculty.   Directors would like to prepare the  core members for music festivals and competitions. There are  2 openings for the core violins, 1 in cello and viola currently.

Audition Requirements:
Scale: major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats ( 3 octaves)
Piece: two contrasting movements of a solo work, concerto, or sonata
Sight read music provided in the audition

violin (limited to 4 members)

viola (limited to 2 members)

Cello (limited to 2 members)

Pennsylvania Youth Strings: 6th-9th grade

Audition Requirements:
Scale: major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats
Piece: two contrasting movements of a solo work, concerto, or sonata ( Suzuki book 4 or equivalent)
Sight read music provided in the audition

Violin ( limited to 8 members)

viola (limited to 2 members)

Cello (limited to 2 members)

Pennsylvania Petit Ensemble: 3rd-6th grade

Audition Requirements:
Scale: major scales up to 2 sharps and 2 flats (1-2 octave)
piece: one solo piece of your choice
Sight read music provided in the audition

Limited to 8 students total

*Exceptions made with grades, and abilities of some superior students

 
 

Rehearsal  Time:

Petit Ensemble :  4-5pm

Youth Strings: 5:30-6:45pm

Advanced Strings: 7:15-8:30pm

Fall Semester meets on Sunday evenings: Sept 13 through November 15,2020

Tuition : $375 Each Semester

Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra

P.O. Box 721
Paoli  PA 19301

Please contact : PennYouthOrchestra@gmail.com or call  Director’s assistant Ms. Millie Slifer 610-996-0309

All students must be enrolled in private lessons

WHAT PARENTS and Students ARE SAYING

The Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra was a great learning experience for me. The student to teacher ratio is perfect, and I feel that the musical skills of each student have really improved due to the focus and attention the instructors pay to each student. ​The atmosphere is very cozy and pleasant. During my time in the ensemble, my confidence in playing skills has grown tremendously​, and I feel that I can say the same for others as well.–Eva, member of Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra ( intense high school program)

We have been attending the Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra for several years! My daughter has gained so much experience and improved her playing skills dramatically under the diligently guidance of the Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra’s teachers. It certainly helps students to prepare for higher level orchestra and, more importantly, they enjoy being part of it. Thank you for everything.