Youth Concert Orchestra

Intermediate-Level Full Orchestra
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion
Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, 4:45 – 6:45pm

Dr. Sandy Goldie, conductor
Assistant Professor of Music Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Youth Concert Orchestra (YCO) is a full-orchestra experience (the first of its kind for many students in the group). Players generally move into YCO with experience playing in other string orchestras or wind ensembles. Listening, blending, and making music within the full orchestra setting is a challenge met by all students in YCO. In this ensemble, principal players learn what it means to effectively lead a section and all players learn to play together with unity, passion, precision and musical excellence. Students refine musical skills by performing original masterworks, arrangements and pops favorites.

Interested in joining YCO?  Attend our open house

Audition Requirements

Auditions for the 2019-20 season will take place August 20, 2019. Our August audition date will be available for vacancies and open to new members only.

Download the audition materials here and sign up for an audition.

Registration Fee:

Tuition: $429

Activity Fee: $25

Concert Package: $95

The Activity Fee covers the cost of musician’s YOP T-Shirt and end-of-year Pizza Party. The Concert package ensures that all YOP concerts are free for friends and family to attend!