Inclement Weather Policy

If the Eau Claire School District cancels school, the Youth Symphony will cancel rehearsal.  If schools are dismissed early, rehearsal will also be cancelled.  If inclement weather occurs after school hours, any rehearsal cancellations will be communicated on this website and on social media as soon as possible. If school is delayed 2 hours, rehearsal will be held, unless otherwise noted on this website.

2018 Concerto Competition

Congratulations to all five of our 2018 Concerto Competition Finalists! On March 4th, these talented and dedicated musicians, together with their accompanists, performed a wonderful selection of concertos for a very appreciative audience. Each finalist is to be congratulated for their preparation for and performance at this year's Concerto Competition!

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The 2018 Concerto Competition Finalists

(L-R): Antara Bhattacharyay, Ben Drucker, Iris Hakes, Katherine Seeger, Nathan Stremcha


Thank you to judges Dr. Tulio Rondon, Mr. Adam Boll, and Ms. Lori Olsen for their time and careful deliberation.

And the winners are....

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First place: Katherine Seeger

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Second Place: Ben Drucker

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Third Place: Antara Bhattacharyay

Katherine will perform her concerto, Concerto No.1 in G minor by Max Bruch, accompanied by the youth symphony in our final concert of this season on May 13, 2018, at 3:00 pm

Our Core Values

* We value the excellence of our music instruction and mentoring.
* We encourage personal development, creativity, discipline, and collaboration.
* We seek to provide financial assistance through scholarships so no one is excluded on the basis of ability to pay.
* We aspire to a culture of fairness and mutual respect.
* We expect a strong commitment from all members of the CVYS team including musicians, staff, and volunteers.
* We encourage the important relationship between our musicians and their teachers, families, and audiences.
* We value quality performances at various venues including collaboration with acclaimed artists and ensembles.
* We strive to be an inclusive organization reflecting the diversity of the greater Chippewa Valley area.