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. Members benefit from full orchestral rehearsals, sectional coaching from professional musicians and high-level guest conductors. The Reno Philharmonic Association also sponsors a Concerto Competition, Young Musicians Showcase, tuition scholarships, competition winner scholarships and senior scholarships.

Youth Symphony Orchestra

• Open to all K12 students
• Designed for advanced students
• Open to violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon,
trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, & percussion students.
• Rehearsals at McKinley Arts & Culture Center, Mondays 5:30-8:00pm starting
• Directed by Dr. Jason Altieri

Youth Concert Orchestra

• Open to all K12 students
• Designed for intermediate students
• Open to violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon,
trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba & percussion students
• Rehearsals at Damonte Ranch High School, Mondays 5:00-7:00pm starting Fall 2018
• 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 starting Fall 2018
• Directed by Carol Laube

Youth Strings Ensemble

• Open to students 2nd-7th grade
• Designed for beginning students
• Open to violin, viola, cello & bass students
• Rehearsals at O’Brien Middle School, Mondays 4:00-5:00pm starting Fall 2018
• Directed by Carol Laube