2020-2021 Musician Handbook PDF


Musician Handbook 
 2020-2021 Virtual Season


Introduction – The mission of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is to provide a unique opportunity for area youth to develop and showcase their artistry in the symphonic tradition and to enhance their lives and the cultural environment of the communities they live in.


The Youth Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra comprised of young musicians in 7th-12th grade who demonstrate an ability to perform at an advanced level. Students will enjoy the enrichment and challenge of performing with other dedicated musicians. Students in 7th-12th grade who play an orchestral instrument may join the 2020 Virtual Experience this fall.


Music Staff
Staff for the 2020-2021 Season
Music Director – Dr. John Stewart
Section Leaders – TBD




It is the belief of the Music Director and the Board of Directors that the opportunity to participate in the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra program (CVYS) requires a commitment on the part of its musicians and their families. In order to foster community among its members, it is expected that musicians attend online each week to benefit from programming, and to connect with fellow musicians.


Rehearsal Sessions & Concerts - The students work hard to prepare for performances. To ensure the highest quality virtual performances, participation in the program sessions, in practice assignments and individual recordings is expected.


Music Policy – Any music distributed digitally to musicians may not be reproduced for any purpose.


Online Conduct:


  • You are asked to join the virtual session on time.
  • Have your instrument and any music distributed with you.
  • Unless you are speaking or playing your instrument as part of the class, please mute your microphone to minimize background noise.
  • Please turn your webcam on so Dr. Stewart and other musicians can see you