Symphony Youth Orchestra Program offerings

Auditions for the 2019-20 season of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program will be held on May 21 and 28 and June 4 at Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets.

The program’s four orchestras and wind ensemble offer performance opportunities for young string, woodwind, brass, harp and percussion players at various skill levels, with weekly rehearsals, coaching and master classes with Richmond Symphony musicians, chamber music, mentoring and social activities.

Financial assistance is available for eligible musicians.

Ensembles perform in fall, winter and spring concerts, and the Symphony Youth Orchestra, the program’s senior ensemble, in a Side-by-Side Concert with the Richmond Symphony.

For information on audition requirements, fees and registration, visit

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The Youth Orchestra Program and Virginia Commonwealth University will offer “String Odyssey,” an Orchestra Project summer camp, for young string musicians in grades 2-12, from June 23 to 29 on the VCU campus, and “Odyssey Jr.,” a half-day string camp for players in grades 2-5, from July 8 to 12 at Dominion Energy Center.

The registration deadline for “String Odyssey” is May 24; for “Odyssey Jr.,” June 14.

For more information, visit