Auditions For Fall 2017 Now Accepted
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra is now accepting audition applications for our Fall 2017 Season.  We welcome all young musicians to audition for one or more of  our multi-tiered preeminent musical education and performance ensembles.  We feature Symphony, Orchestra, Prelude Strings, Prelude Winds & Brass, Guitar Ensemble, SCV Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music.

Fall Auditions

Saturday, August 12th, 9am - 3pm
Monday,  August 14th, 6pm - 9pm

Continuing Students:  Please review the Ensemble Requirements if you are interested in moving up to a more advanced ensemble, or joining an additional ensemble (for example, Chamber Music or SCV Brass if you did not participate in either ensemble last semester).  

SYMPHONY OF THE CANYONS:  All new and returning Symphony of the Canyons musicians must audition each Fall to continue your participation in the ensemble.  All new and returning Symphony members must complete the Audition Request and Pay Audition Fees on line.  You will receive an audition time upon receipt of your audition request and fee payment.  Please visit our Symphony audition requirements for details. Adult members are welcome to join the Symphony!!

CONCERTO COMPETITION:  All Symphony members (only) have the opportunity to audition for our Fall Concerto Competition.  You must perform the Exposition of your Concerto, at a minimum, during your audition, as well as the standard listed audition requirements. Please visit our Symphony Ensemble page for details.

CHAIR CHALLENGE:  All returning Orchestra members (only) may schedule a Chair Challenge to move up within your instrumental section of the Orchestra.  You must complete an Audition Request and pay audition fees to receive your Chair Challenge appointment.  Chair Challenges will be held Saturday, August 19th.  Please visit our Orchestra Ensemble page for details.  

The SCVYO is the proud recipient of the prestigious

We welcome your generous support to meet this goal
as we continue to bring
the highest level of classical music education
and performance opportunities to the
youth of our community.  

Thank you to our Generous
Corporate & Individual Donors

  Fed ID # 95-4056740                     CA ID #136708

All donors will receive complimentary tickets to our
upcoming performances, 
be recognized in our programs and on this website.

SCVYO plays at Disney Hall

SCVYO plays at Disney Hall

Video Montage of the SCVYO 2013-2014 Season


Welcome to our Musical Family!!!!  The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports seven instrumental groups:  Symphony of the Canyons, Intermediate Orchestra, Prelude Strings, Prelude Winds & Brass, Guitar Ensemble,
SCV Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music.  Our goal is to provide young musicians an exemplary musical education and performance opportunities through expert instruction in an ethnically diverse setting, thus enriching the cultural life of the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond.

   When Words Fail, Music Speaks

Symphony of the Canyons and Intermediate Orchestra, combined performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Mvt. No. 2  

Thank you to David Sukonick, Bolo Productions, for videographry, editing and production of this recording.  

SCVYO Chamber Music Recital - Mother's Day, 2017

Duex Interludes by Jacques Ibert, performed 05/14/2017.  Featured are members our newly established Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Ensemble; under the direction of Rachel Iba, MFA.  

William Kinney,  13 - Violin
Ashlyn Bendorf,  11 - Piano
Myra Yamazaki,  15 - Flute

Photo Gallery of our Mulit-Tiered Programs

The SCVYO mulit-tiered program of exemplary musical education is sponsored, in part, by generous grant funds from the following sponsors

 Fed ID # 95-4056740                     CA ID #1367087

See photos from our Summer Music Camp Extravaganza 2017 - 4 days/3 nights at Teresita Pines at Lions Camp in Wrightwood, followed by two weeks of daily rehearsals at College of the Canyons.  Finale Pizza Party and concert conclude our annual Summer Session.

 Visit our Flicker Account to see more exciting scenes from our 2017 Summer trip to Lions Camp, and many other exciting activities our young musicians participate in as a member of the SCVYO.  

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