The official youth symphony of West Virginia
European Tour

european tour

We are planning for the West Virginia Youth Symphony European Tour in June 2025!

WVYS European Tour

who we are

The West Virginia Youth Symphony provides a fun and social environment for young musicians at all levels to grow. Weekly instruction is from our staff of professional musicians, many of them members of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Each season's schedule includes local and travel concerts, chamber music, and masterclasses. Special events include collaboration with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and other local youth arts organizations. Highlights of past years have included European Tours and performing for the gubernatorial inauguration.

Our story


The West Virginia Youth Symphony serves student musicians of all levels with three tiers of ensembles. String players with as little one year of experience may audition to join Cadet Strings. Intermediate level string players make up our dynamic Youth Strings. Youth Winds is the entry level for woodwinds, brass and percussion players. Our senior ensemble is the Youth Orchestra, combining the most advanced students of all instruments.


make a difference

Your support makes a difference. The West Virginia Youth Symphony has a proud tradition of maintaining the highest standards while accepting young musicians regardless of financial need. Our personal touch extends far beyond tuition, often to help with instruments, extra instruction and access to summer music programs. We do a lot with very little. Your contribution goes a long way to fulfill our mission of helping every young person succeed.

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