The Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra has continued to rehearse and perform safely during the COVID-19 crisis, first outdoors and now socially-distanced in the rehearsal space at the Venice High School campus. Students and staff wear masks and follow CDC safety guidelines.
The mission of the VSYO is to provide students an opportunity for high-quality instruction in an ensemble setting while enriching the communities of Venice and the neighboring areas.
The program consists of two performing ensembles with rehearsals taking place at Buidling 42, behind the Venice Performing Arts Center on the VHS campus. The VSYO will reconvene on January 8, 2021, after winter break.
Symphonic Strings – Welcoming students in 8th – 12th grade, with more than three years of experience and the maturity to participate in a large ensemble. Students must demonstrate solid technique and are developing extended positions. Rehearsals are held Fridays from 3 to 4:30 pm Director Donna Smith
Concert Strings – Welcoming students in 3rd through 8th grades, with two to three year of experience playing, developing positions, and interested in performing in an ensemble. Rehearsals are held Fridays from 4:30 to 6 pm. Director: Nicole Rawley.
If you know a young musician in our area who would be interested in dedicating their time and talent to our ensembles, please complete this form for each child in your family. Scholarships are available.
For more information about the VSYO and scholarship opportunities, email Donna Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra is funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Sarasota County.