VYP is conducted by Dr. Yutaka Kono, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Vermont and Director of the UVM Symphony Orchestra. VYP performs a variety of professional and educational repertoire, including mainstream orchestral pieces, contemporary music, and lighter fare such as film music. For many members, VYP offers them their first experiences playing in a full symphony orchestra and provides the ensemble training that prepares them to advance to the VYO.
Conductor: Dr. Yutaka Kono
Manager: Art DeQuasie
Auditions are held annually in May at the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College. New students interested in joining the VYP 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 and choral programs vary. For the 2021-22 season, tuition for Vermont Youth Philharmonia is $1550.00. Please note that tuition is non-refundable. The tuition fees for each ensemble program are announced in June and published in the VYOA Handbook given to each student at the beginning of each concert season.
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 qualifying families who wish to apply. Please contact our office for additional information on Financial Aid options or to receive a hard-copy of the Financial Aid form.
Vermont Youth Philharmonia performances are professionally recorded. Audio recordings are available for purchase through Instant Encore by clicking here.