CVYS 2020 Spring Concert scheduled for March 15, 2020 is canceled

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.

2020 Concerto Competition

2020 Concerto Competition Finalists

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From L to R: Elizabeth Coffin, Nathan Stremcha, Quentin Hable, Anezka Ondrackova, Iris Hakes

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Concerto Competition Finalists! On March 8th, 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!

Thank you to judges Dr. Benjamin Frayley and Dr. John Stewart for their time and careful deliberation.

And the winners are....

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First place: Iris Hakes

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Second Place: Anezka Ondrackova

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Third Place: Nathan Stremcha 

Iris will perform her concerto, Carl Maria von Weber's Concerto in F major for Bassoon (1st mvt.), accompanied by the youth symphony in our final concert of this season scheduled for May 20, 2020, at 3:00 pm in Gantner Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center.

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.