Since 1999, the VYOA has partnered with RETN to produce quality performance videos for the Vermont Youth Orchestra, the VYO Chorus & Vermont Youth Concert Chorale, Vermont Youth Philharmonia, Vermont Youth Sinfonia and Vermont Youth Strings. The VYOA partnership with RETN provides us with a vital resource for community outreach and educational support.
Specifically, the recordings RETN produces are used by our artistic staff members to break down elements of VYOA performances, to evaluate what works, what doesn’t and what might augment future performance experiences. The recordings further assist private music instructors in helping to hone the musical skills of our students. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, these recordings have provided our friends and families with lasting memories of their child’s VYOA experiences.
In the decade since RETN first began broadcasting our performances, the VYOA has experienced a dramatic increase in visibility within our community. Friends and neighbors frequently tell us how much they enjoyed seeing our most recent concerts on television. This is a great source of pride for the young performers of the VYOA and critical to the continued sustainability of our audiences, not to mention a valuable element of the VYOA mission – bringing live, orchestral music to new audiences.
We salute our friends at RETN for their dedication and commitment on our behalf. And, we look forward to many years of continued work together!