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.

 

Audition: Sunday May 20 & September 9,2018 at 6:30pm-8pm

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: 8th-12th grade

(Violin/Viola/Cello and Bass)

Audition Requirements:
Scale: major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats ( 3 octaves for the first violin)
Piece: two contrasting movements of a solo work, concerto, or sonata  ( finished Suzuki book 5 or equivalent)
Sight read music provided in the audition

Pennsylvania Youth Strings: 5th-8th grade

(Violin/Viola/Cello and Bass)
Audition Requirements:
Scale: major scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats
Piece: two contrasting movements of a solo work, concerto, or sonata ( finished Suzuki book 3 or equivalent)
Sight read music provided in the audition

Petite Ensemble: 3rd-5th grade

(Violin/Viola/Cello)

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

*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/Training Orchestra: Sundays @ 6:30–8:15PM
Petite Ensemble:Sundays @ 6:30–8PM

Tuition

Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra/Strings : $375 Each Semester

Petite Ensemble: $325 Each Semester

Dates: 2018 Spring 

  • Feb. 11,18,25
  • March 4,11,18
  • April 8,15,22
  • May 6 Dress Rehearsal & Concert

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.