The Williamson County Youth Orchestra is an advanced full orchestra whose instrumentation consists of strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and harp. This orchestra is designed for musically talented and highly motivated high school students interested in performing a variety of repertoire including classical, contemporary, jazz and multicultural. Throughout the season, youth orchestra musicians have the opportunity to participate in master classes and sectionals led by members of the Nashville Symphony, university professors, recording musicians and educators. Additional performance opportunities often present themselves outside the scheduled fall, holiday and spring concerts. Last year the Youth Orchestra was invited to perform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and presented a patriotic Memorial Day concert for the community. This year the youth orchestra has been invited back to perform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the Region’s Free Day of Music.
Youth Orchestra musicians may choose to participate in a number of small ensembles made up of strings, woodwinds, brass or our newest Jazz/Rock group.
Travel opportunities are also available to Youth Orchestra members. Last summer the YO traveled to Chicago where they participated in a clinic at Northwestern University, had time to tour and attend a performance by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a truly amazing experience. This year we will travel to Atlanta to tour Symphony Hall and attend a performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and plans are underway for a performance tour to New York City for next summer.
Concert attire for YO students
Gentlemen: A full tuxedo (minus the cumber bun or vest) or black dress pants, a white tux shirt (wing tip style), black bow tie, black jacket, black socks and black dress shoes.
Ladies: A formal black dress (ordered through the youth orchestra), black dress shoes/sandals (no flip flops).