The Sun Valley Youth Orchestra
The Sun Valley Youth Orchestra is the centerpiece of this dynamic week of study and instruction for advanced high school students. As the leading large orchestra in Music Institute summer programs, students are expected to prepare the music prior to the beginning of the program. Seating auditions are held during the first day. Each day players meet their conductor for two rehearsal sessions. Additional technique classes and sectionals complete the day.
The Philharmonia is designed for intermediate to upper intermediate high school and middle school students and offers a fun, rewarding experience for everyone. Rehearsals, technique classes, and sectionals fill each day. Seating auditions are held the first day of the program.
A variety of electives may include improvisation, composition, piano for non-majors, viola for violin students and other engaging classes as well as the opportunity for private lessons (additional fee required).
The week is filled with rewarding musical opportunities:
- Guest artist visits
- Soloist recitals
- Opportunities to observe Sun Valley Music Festival rehearsals
- Attend the free world-class performances presented by the Sun Valley Music Festival. See the concert page on the website for more information about performance dates, guest artists, and repertoire.