The official youth symphony of West Virginia


The WVYS Board of Directors, an entirely volunteer board, works diligently to obtain grants, foundation support and individual donations to provide the conductors, faculty and special events included in the Youth Symphony program.  Tuition is a necessary part of our budget.  Tuition includes all rehearsals, sectional classes, ensemble experiences, music, auditions, most registration fees, and free admission for the student to West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Montclaire String Quartet concerts.

Financial Aid

Donations and grants have been designated to provide financial aid to students who are unable to meet the tuition requirements.  For a request form, write or call the West Virginia Youth Symphony, PO Box 4908, Charleston, WV  25364, (304) 957-9888, or download from our website.

Tuition Payments

Tuition for the academic year is as follows for each ensemble:

  • Youth Orchestra: $350
  • Youth Strings: $350
  • Cadet Strings: $300
  • Youth Winds: $250

Tuition checks should be made out to West Virginia Youth Symphony (WVYS) and brought to rehearsal by the deadline or mailed to:

West Virginia Youth Symphony
P.O.  Box 4908
Charleston, WV 25364