Percussion Ensemble

Intermediate/Advance Level Percussion_AN_7092
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
(Orchestra rehearsal 4:35 – 6:15pm, Percussion Ensemble 6:15 – 6:45pm)

Justin Alexander, conductor
Director of Percussion Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Youth Orchestra Program Percussion Ensemble provides middle-school and high-school percussionists with advanced ensemble training, chamber music experiences, clinics, master classes, and performing opportunities. Members must first audition for the Youth Orchestra Program (YOP)*.


  • Participate in weekly percussion clinics, master classes, and coachings with Dr. Justin Alexander, Professor of Percussion at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Perform modern and classic percussion works with the YOP Percussion Ensemble
  • Perform with other talented middle-school and high-school musicians in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO)and Youth Concert Orchestra (YCO)
  • Receive advanced instruction on All-District, All-State, and college audition materials

Interested in joining the percussion ensemble? Attend our open house | Learn about auditions