About the Vermont Youth Orchestra
Founded in 1963, the Vermont Youth Orchestra (VYO) is the flagship and most advanced ensemble of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, drawing passionate and dedicated young musicians from throughout Vermont, the Adirondacks, and northern New Hampshire. It presents three major concerts each year at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and also performs at community events, school tours and in small-ensemble recitals. In the past decade, VYO has conducted concert tours to China, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Iceland, Spain & Portugal.
Conductor: Dr. Mark Alpizar
Manager: Arthur DeQuasie
Registration materials for 2020-21
Auditions are held annually in May at the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College. New students interested in joining the VYO are welcome to audition during this period. Current members must audition in order to participate in the organization each season.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Annual tuition fees for participation in the VYOA instrumental programs vary. For 2020-21 tuition for the Vermont Youth Orchestra is $1875.00. Please note that tuition is non-refundable. The tuition fees for each ensemble program are announced in June.
Financial Aid: The VYOA believes strongly that no child should be discouraged from participating due to financial need. Need-based financial aid is available to all families who wish to apply. Please contact our office for additional information on Financial Aid options and the application process for Financial Aid.
Vermont Youth Orchestra performances are professionally recorded and filmed. Both audio and video recordings are available for purchase. Audio recordings are available through Instant Encore by clicking here. Video recordings are available through RETN by clicking here. We would like to thank our media partner RETN for their wonderful work!
VYO Media Partner: RETN – Regional Educational Television Network