Youth Orchestra Program


2022-2023 Full Season Tuition: $625

Percussion Rehearsal Dates

Mondays | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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About Percussion

Interested in joining Percussion? Submit your Student Musician Info below.

YOP General FAQs

In the 2022/23 season our YOP students worked together to create a combined final recording project. Final projects are presented in during an end of semester Virtual Concert for students, friends, and family to attend.

In a normal season, String Sinfonietta, Camerata Strings, and YCO present two performances in the Carpenter Theatre each season (December and May)
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra presents three performances in the Carpenter Theatre each season (November, February and May).

All ensembles will typically present one concert in the community during the season

Yes! In an effort to ensure that participation in YOP is accessible to all students regardless of their ability to pay, we are proud to offer a number of tuition assistance programs:

1. Financial Aid
Financial Aid will be applied based on a sliding scale; families may be eligible for 25%, 50%, 75% or 90%
tuition assistance. Click here to download the Financial Aid Application.

Private lessons are not required, however they are strongly encouraged for all of our students to help advance their skills.

Parent Representatives are a vital ingredient for the success of YOP. Parent representatives are present at every rehearsal to supervise check-in, set-up, announcements, and dismissal. A tuition waiver will be granted for one child of the parent representative in YOP for the current year. Applications are reviewed at the beginning of each season. Apply to be a parent rep here.

Yes! The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program is very proud to support music education at all levels, and our policy has always been that Youth Orchestra musicians must participate in their school’s band and/or orchestra program, if class instruction is offered for their instrument. A Teacher’s signature required during enrollment period.

Find your School Participation form here.

Percussion Gallery



RSYOP: Sinfonietta Strings

Start Date: September 12, 2022


RSYOP: Camerata Strings

Start Date: September 12, 2022


RSYOP: Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO)

Start Date: August 27, 2022


RSYOP: Youth Concert Orchestra (YCO)

Start Date: September 12, 2022