A Fun Introduction to Orchestra!

We’re ready for summer – aren’t you? Join us this summer for fun and music-making at VYOA Summer Symphony Camp. We’re excited to offer this popular program again this year – it’s great way to introduce young musicians to playing in symphony and jazz orchestras in a supportive environment.

Summer Symphony Camp welcomes string students entering grades 5 through 9, and wind, brass, and percussion students entering grades 6 through 9, who have at least one year of experience. This week-long intensive focuses on fundamentals and bringing musicians together for in-person music-making. In addition to daily rehearsals, campers can participate in fun electives such as chorus, world drumming, improvisation, and recreation.  Camp closes with an end-of-camp concert for family and friends.

Registration opens on February 15!

PLEASE NOTE: The VYOA has a vaccine requirement for campers ages 5 and older.  Our current policy requires weekly testing for all unvaccinated musicians. At this time, we anticipate requiring at least one COVID test for unvaccinated campers before attendance. Depending on the state of the pandemic in June, we may need to institute additional testing requirements. The VYOA will keep families updated.

2022 VYOA Summer Symphony Camp

Dates and Times: June 20–24, Half-Day Camp, 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College located at Fort Ethan Allen
Tuition: $225; Financial Aid is available to qualifying families.
Camp Director: Berta Frank

Who Can Attend Summer Symphony Camp?
Camp is intended for students entering grade 5 – 9 with at least one year of playing experience. 

Follow this link for the Summer Symphony Camp Registration Packet:


Limited spots still available to specific instruments!  Please email info@vyo.org for availability.

Please note: Financial aid applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Playing Guidelines – Students entering grades five to grade nine (at least one year of experience)

String students:

  • Proficient playing in the keys of D, G, and C
  • Introduction to playing in the key of F and Bb
  • Introduction to rhythms with eighth note combinations, dotted rhythms and ties

Band students:

  • Proficient playing in the keys of Concert B-flat and E-flat
  • Introduction to the keys of Concert F and C
  • Introduction to rhythms with eighth note combinations, dotted rhythms, and ties

Summer Symphony Camp is in part sponsored by: