Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra

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

Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra was created to show young musicians the joy of working together to make wonderful music with a professional, nurturing, loving, warm, caring community of faculty and the student’s family. We are keeping the orchestra smaller with less students to create the unique,intense,productive,intimate and best music training program  for the string students.

 

Audition: Sunday January 13,2019 at 7pm

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

Please email us at pennyouthorchestra@gmail if you have any  question. 

All students must be enrolled in private lessons

Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra: 9th-12th grade

(Violin/Viola/Cello)

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

1st violin (limited to 6 members)

2nd violin (limited to 6 members)

viola/3rd violin (limited to 6 members)

Cello (limited to 6 members)

 

Pennsylvania Youth Strings: 6th-8th grade

(Violin/Viola/Cello and Bass)

Audition Requirements:
Scale: major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats( 2 octave)
Piece: two contrasting movements of a solo work, concerto, or sonata ( Suzuki book 4 or equivalent)
Sight read music provided in the audition

1st violin (limited to 6 members)

2nd violin (limited to 6 members)

viola/3rd violin (limited to 6 members)

Cello (limited to 6 members)

Bass (limited to 2 members)

 

Pennsylvania Youth Violin & Cello: 5th-6th grade

Audition Requirements:
Scale: major scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats (2 octave)
piece: one solo piece of your choice
Sight read music provided in the audition

Violin (limited to 6 members)

Cello (limited to 6 members)

Pennsylvania Petit Ensemble: 3rd-4th 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

Violin (limited to 6 members)

Cello (limited to 6 members)

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

 

Rehearsal  Location:

Villa Maria Academy High School
The Marian Center Auditorium
370 Central Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
 

Rehearsal  Time:

Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra/Youth Strings/Youth Violin & Cello: Sundays @ 6:30–8:15PM
Petit Ensemble:Sundays @ 6:30–8PM

Tuition

Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra/Strings : $375 Each Semester

Petit Ensemble: $325 Each Semester

Dates: 2018 Fall

  • September 30
  • October 14,21,28
  • November 4,11,18
  • December 2,9
  • December 16 Dress Rehearsal & Concert

Dates: 2019 Spring 

  • Feb. 10,24
  • March 3,10,17,24,31
  • April 7,28
  • May 5 Dress Rehearsal & Concert

 

Please Mail the check to :
Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra
P.O. Box 721
Paoli  PA 19301

Please contact : PennYouthOrchestra@gmail.com or call  215-253-9040

 

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

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.