I love being in the music I’m playing. It’s one thing to sit at home and just hear yourself, but to sit in the middle of a bunch of notes, rhythms, harmonies, and instruments is magical.

- Madeline

The VYOA welcomes students entering grades 3 through 12 to audition for the 2020-2021 academic year. Audition requirements include a solo, scale with arpeggio, orchestral excerpt, and sight reading. All elements are used to find the ensemble where young musicians will grow the most, artistically and personally, over the next season. The VYOA offers robust financial aid support annually, ensuring that no child is turned away due to economic hardship. If a musician is not placed in a VYOA orchestra, there are a number of training programs they can be a part of that will support them in their growth and love of music.