YOUTH ORCHESTRA INFORMATION

The Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestras serve over 230 talented young musicians selected by open regional auditions. Many RPYO members regularly travel 100 miles or more to attend weekly rehearsals and training. All three orchestras perform at the annual Fall and Spring Concerts at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, and our beginning orchestra joins in for the spring concert. Members benefit from full orchestral rehearsals, sectional coaching from professional musicians, and high-level guest conductors. The Reno Philharmonic Association also sponsors tuition scholarships, a concerto competition with cash prizes for winners in each of five divisions, senior scholarships, and a summer camp scholarship.

Youth Symphony Orchestra

• Open to students age 12 to grade 12
• Designed for advanced students
• Open to violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn,
trumpet, trombone, tuba, & percussion students.
• Rehearsals at McKinley Arts & Culture Center, Mondays 5:30-8:00pm
• Directed by Dr. Jason Altieri

Youth Concert Orchestra

• Open to students age 12 through grade 12
• Designed for upper intermediate students
• Open to violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn,
trumpet, trombone, tuba, & percussion students
• Rehearsals at Damonte Ranch High School, Mondays 5:00-7:00pm
• Directed by Dustin Budish

Youth Strings Symphonia

• Open to students 4th-8th grade
• Designed for beginning –intermediate students
• Open to violin, viola, cello & bass students
• Rehearsals at Billinghurst Middle School, Mondays 5:45–7:00pm
• Directed by Carol Laube

Youth Strings Ensemble

• Open to students 2nd grade and up
• Designed for beginning students
• Open to violin, viola, cello & bass students
• Rehearsals at O’Brien Middle School, Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
• Directed by Carol Laube