Official Youth Symphony of West Virginia

Welcome to the West Virginia Youth Symphony!
Instrumental in changing lives!

The West Virginia Youth Symphony is a non-profit youth arts organization that supports four music ensembles that meet for rehearsal weekly and perform regularly throughout an academic year program. Currently, 126 students from 11 West Virginia counties, and 36 different schools are enrolled in the program. Of those students, approximately 40 students participate in an optional chamber ensemble program learning unique repertoire for smaller ensemble learning and performing. Professional musicians from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and community are the conductors and coaches for the program. Master classes, field trips, run-out concerts and other special events may be included as funding permits. It is a fun and social musical learning adventure ~ with some of the most talented students and musicians from across the region participating! Students are presented challenging music to encourage musical growth and to provide a stimulating learning experience.

We invite you to contact the Youth Symphony offices at 304-957-9888 to schedule a new student audition today!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the West Virginia Youth Symphony to help us continue this important program! You can donate online:

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Chamber Concert
3:00pm, Sunday, March 10
Christ Church United Methodist


WVYS Summer Strings Camp Sign-Up

The WV Youth Symphony is pleased to announce a NEW Summer Strings Camp! This camp is for beginner strings players and will be held from June 24-28, 2019 from 9am-3pm each day. Students will have the opportunity to perform what they have learned on the June 30th FestivALL Concert with the WVYS Alumni Orchestra!


WVYS Alumni Orchestra Sign-Up

CALLING ALL ALUMNI! For the second year, the WV Youth Symphony invites its alumni to join us in a special FestivALL performance on Sunday, June 30.
Rehearsals will be held from June 24-29. Even if you can make one rehearsal, please consider joining us!


Are You Interested in Joining the WVYS?

Please email or call the WVYS office
at 304-957-9888 

to learn about auditioning!


Photos of the January 2019 Winter Concert



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