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 five music ensembles that meet for rehearsal weekly and perform regularly throughout an academic year program. Currently, 134 students from 11 West Virginia counties, and 36 different schools are enrolled in the program. Of those students, approximately 48 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!


2017-2018 WVYS Concerto Competition Announcement


WINNER ~ Lauren Cartwright​,​ Clarinet

Honorable Mention ~ Christina Sivaprakasam​,​ Violin


2017-2018 Panel of Judges:
Dan Boyer, Assistant Principal Violist WVSO
Annalise Perrett, Trumpet player and KCS music teacher​
Hannah Pressley, Assistant Principal Cellist WVSO

​Congratulations to all competitors. Thank you judges.
Our judges asked that we relay to all competitors that the level of play was excellent this year and that they very much enjoyed the January 20th auditions.


Watch the 2017 Chamber Concert at this
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Chamber Concert

2018 Chamber Concert

Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 P.M.




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