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.
Annual CVYS Competitions
Each and every musician will be involved in creating beautiful music as part of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. However, there are other ways to enhance your involvement with CVYS that you may or may not already be aware of! For example, each year CVYS holds three different competitions that are open to all CVYS student musicians.
For the first round of judging, musicians are asked to prepare a concerto (a music composition that contains orchestral accompaniment) and submit a recording of their performance. This year's CD recordings are due by February 4, 2020 .
Up to five finalists are chosen for the Concerto Competition Finalist Performance, which will be held in February. On that day, a panel of judges will evaluate the performances and rank the finalists. First, second and third place finalists are awarded cash prizes. In addition, the winner of the competition will get to perform his or her piece at the CVYS Spring Finale Concert.
Student Composition Competition
Student Conductor Competition
Student musicians who are interested in conducting are strongly encouraged to consider entering this competition. During the fall semester, the music director will announce when the conducting competition will take place. It is typically held during a regular Tuesday evening rehearsal. The successful student conductor will have the opportunity to rehearse and conduct a music selection at the Winter concert.