Wind instruments, strings, and even a harp are skillfully played by youth ages nine to twenty. Interviews with music director Dr. Paul J. Sherman and a few of the talented musicians during the December concert at College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center.   Video courtesy of SCV Arts & Entertainment, 2014.

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) Foundation, is a non-profit organization, supporting exemplary fine arts musical education and performance opportunities.  It provides stewardship of seven ensembles, including Prelude Strings, Orchestra, as well as Chamber Music, Guitar Orchestra, Prelude Winds, and the SCV Brass Ensemble.  We are pleased to include Novae Sinfonia as a Summer 2018 offering for advanced musicians, introducing students to 21st Century composers, non-Western musical genres, as well as the standard canon of classical repertoire. 

  Ensembles        Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra

Rehearsals are conducted in the beautiful music facilities of Pico Canyon Hall at College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus, in Santa Clarita, California. Performances take place in the state-of-the-art Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the rehearsal hall.  All ensembles are directed by professional musicians with advanced music degrees. 

The Foundation seeks to provide an instrumental education program for students eight years and older.  Students study all periods of music from baroque through modern, with opportunities for master classes with Los Angeles’ finest musicians, chamber music performances, and travel. 

Students, through exposure to expert instruction, musical knowledge, and ethnic diversity, acquire a love of beauty, learn to pursue excellence, demonstrate personal growth as musicians, and enrich the cultural life of our community.

The Foundation is registered as a 501(c)3 and gladly appreciates donations in support of this community’s long time orchestral performing arts program. If you have a question, please feel free to Contact Us.