Now Accepting Audition Forms for the Orchestras
Zoom auditions on August 28, 2020
(See the Auditions Tab for the Registration Form)

We are still working out the details for rehearsals.
Watch this space for updates!

Orchestra performing

Thank you for making our
Fall Concert a Success!

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Overture to Mozart's Magic Flute

Mozart's 5th Violin Concerto
featuring Soloist Jean Huang

and music by Brahms and Vivaldi

Conducted by Jinwook Park
and Daniel Keller

Watch the entire concert here.

We are grateful for Grant Support from the Elsie and William Viles Foundation and from the Maine Arts Commission!
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

and to Concert Sponsors McKee Law and U Maine Augusta

We will be performing a new concert in the spring. To be considered for the 
Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony (advanced) 
or the 
Kennebec Valley Youth Orchestra (intermediate)

Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestras offer an outstanding enrichment opportunity for middle and high school musicians. With our convenient University of Maine at Augusta location, the rehearsals are accessible to students from Readfield to Brunswick to Lewiston/Auburn, the Mid-Coast & beyond

The Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony is modeled on professional orchestras, playing a wide variety of original orchestral compositions, including full concertos in both the fall and spring programs. KVYS is conducted by the energetic & inspiring Jinwook Park, who performs, directs, and teaches in Boston and at Colby College.  Did you miss our December 2018 concert?  Here's part of Beethoven's No. 1, which was our featured full-length work.

The Kennebec Valley Youth Orchestra is an equally exciting option for developing musicians conducted by Daniel Keller. KVYO plays some original compositions and some arrangements; they typically join KVYS for one piece each program.  Curious about the KVYO performance in the December concert?  Here's "The Jester," from Eric Ewazen's Four Royal Dances that were our centerpiece for the concert.

KVYSO is very aware of how busy young Maine musicians can be! We schedule rehearsals in the evening to accommodate after-school commitments, and take a break during the majority of the Mid-Maine Youth Orchestra season so that musicians can play in both ensembles.  We meet in a central location that minimizes travel time for area youth and families. 

It is very important that KVYSO musicians continue their connections with their school ensembles, as KVYSO is meant to be supplemental. We also highly recommend that students receive private instruction, and can help connect students with local music teachers.  

Rolling auditions are available throughout the year; to schedule, contact our Education Director, Betsy Kobayashi We also hold auditions in February, May, and September.  Download audition forms and return via email to Betsy Kobayashi.

For more information, email!

Special thanks to our 
2018 Fall Concert Sponsors:

Special thanks tor our 2019 Spring Concert sponsors:

Thank you to all who attended our first concert and supported KVYSO!  

PhotosVideo available on Facebook.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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