The Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra began its second season on August 16, 2019. 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:
Symphonic Strings – Ages 14-18, 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. Director Donna Smith
Concert Strings – Ages 8-14, with two to three year of experience, developing positions, and ready to perform in an ensemble. Director: Nicole Rawley. Assistant Director is Karen Tuttle.
Open Auditions for second semester are taking place now. Tuition is $165 with scholarships available, including FULL SCHOLARSHIPS for bass and cello players.
If you know a young musician in our area who would be interested in dedicating their time and talent to a Youth Symphony and would like to receive email updates on this project, please complete this form for each child in your family.
The Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra is funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.