B.C.'s premier orchestral training program!
The VYSO nurtures and develops young musicians, both artistically and as individuals. Our programs, including performances, rehearsals and workshops, provide our musicians with the opportunity to discover and realize their potential in a secure yet challenging environment. For those musicians who wish to develop their abilities as soloists, we conduct annual concerto competitions, the winners of which receive an opportunity to perform as concert soloists with their orchestra.
We are firmly committed to keeping our program accessible to young musicians, regardless of financial constraints. In order to ensure that tuition fees remain affordable, the VYSO maintains a continuous and intense fundraising effort. Bursaries are available to assist students who might otherwise be unable to participate.
The VYSO also contributes to the community at large. We actively pursue opportunities to join with other community organizations in support of their youth programs. We regularly invite music students and seniors to enjoy VYSO concerts as our guests.
The VYSO nurtures and develops young musicians, both artistically and as individuals.