Youth Symphony

Rehearses Monday from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Charlottesville High School. Youth Symphony is our senior full-symphony orchestra founded in 1978. The ensemble consists of approximately 50-60 advanced youth musicians performing original orchestral masterworks.  Audition required.


Laura Mulligan Thomas, Interim Conductor
James Tobin, Lead Wind/Brass Coach

Annual Tuition Fee: $500.
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Rita M. Evans Orchestra

Rehearses Mondays from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Walker Elementary School. The Rita M. Evans Orchestra, our junior full-symphony orchestra founded in 1984, consists of approximately 60 intermediate-to-advanced youth musicians performing arranged orchestral works.  Audition required. 


Alicia Tobin, Conductor
Robert Dunnenberger, Winds and Brass Coach

Annual Tuition Fee: $500.
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Junior Strings

Rehearses Mondays from 6:15- 7:30pm at Walker Elementary School. Serves as YOCVA’s preparatory string orchestra. It develops beginning strings players and prepares them for future membership in the Evans Orchestra and Youth Symphony. No audition required.


Emily Thomas Waters, Director

Annual Tuition Fee: $375.
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