Providing young people with opportunities for exceptional musical experiences, enhancing school music programs, and developing an awareness and appreciation of great music in the community and for our students.
JHS audition registration is open on our website HERE. Sign up to audition today!
The Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony is CYSA's youth symphony for students in 6th-10th grade. Auditions will be held through video and are due September 21st. In person rehearsals will start October 5th and be held at Crescent Valley High School. You can read more about JHS here.
Elementary Strings 2021-2022
Current information for ES 2021-2022:
CYSA is waiting on a final contract from the Corvallis School District in order to run Elementary Strings classes. We cannot proceed with scheduling or registration until that is finalized.
As far as we know right now: ES classes will be in person at the schools, with class sizes limited to 12-15 students (depending on the room/space).
There will be one Level 1 and one Level 2 Zoom-only class offered as an alternative to in-person. It will only be offered if it has at least 8 students in a class.
Multiple COVID-19 precautions will be in place for in-person classes, as outlined HERE.
The planned start date of classes will be October 11.
An ES Kick-Off informational session will occur Wednesday, October 6 at 7pm on Zoom.
We will update further as soon as we have more information! Thank you for your patience while we wait for more information from the schools.
The audition deadline for CYS's 40th Season has passed. However, CYS still needs students in the following sections: viola, bass, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, and percussion. Please contact the CYS Orchestra Manager, Bettine Zimmermann email@example.com, if you play one of these instruments and are interested in auditioning for CYS.
Audition registration and requirements for Corvallis Youth Symphony's 2021-22 Season can be found HERE. More information about CYS can be found HERE.
JHS Program Expansion
For the 2021-22 Season, the Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony program will expand from two 10-week sessions per year to a continuous season October-April! The expansion will include an additional concert in early February. We are thrilled our younger students will be able to participate in a longer season with more opportunities to perform, learn, and grow in their musicianship. Information about JHS can be found HERE.