Ensembles

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Percussion

Justin Alexander – Director of Percussion Ensemble Justin Alexande × Justin Alexander currently serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. A dynamic and versatile percussionist, Justin has performed throughout the United States and the world, with performances in Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Costa Rica, and The Dominican Republic. […]

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Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra performing their 2023 Spring Concert

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra

Advanced-Level Full Orchestra Age Requirement: Rising 7th grade or higher Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass Daniel Myssyk, Conductor Daniel Myssyk × Professor Daniel Myssyk is the Assistant Conductor of the Richmond Symphony and Director of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has been Virginia Commonwealth

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RVA Symphony Youth playing instruments

Youth Concert Orchestra

Intermediate-Level Full Orchestra Age Requirement: Rising 5th grade or higher Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass Dr. Sandy Goldie, conductor Dr. Sandy Goldie × Sandy Goldie is Director of Music Education at Virginia Commonwealth University, President of Virginia Music Educators Association Higher Education Division, and serving as

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Camerata Strings

Intermediate-Level Strings Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Melissa Jones, conductor Melissa Jones × Melissa Jones is delighted to direct the Sinfonietta String Ensemble with the Richmond Symphony School of Music and its Youth Orchestra Program. She received music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Tennessee. She taught Strings in Hanover

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String Sinfonietta

Entry-Level Strings Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Matt Wilson, conductor Music Educator, Richmond Public Schools String Sinfonietta is the entry-level string ensemble of the Youth Orchestra Program. Unlike the other ensembles in the YOP, there is no audition requirement for Sinfonietta. In this ensemble, students learn the basics of playing in an orchestra. They learn

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Young Composers Seminar

With Damien Geter, Richmond Symphony Composer in Residence

Join acclaimed composer Damien Geter on the journey from inspiration to performance next season as he leads a cohort of young composers through a unique musical experience.

Questions: education@richmondsymphony.com

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