The Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra seeks to foster artistic growth and personal development of talented young musicians and to provide opportunities for the musical education and enjoyment of the membership and the community at large.
CVYO Conductor and Artistic Director, Jennifer Bellefeuille, conducts the Haydn orchestra in concert.
With three string orchestras, CVYO serves young musicians from advanced beginners to intermediate to advanced string players. A total of 45-50 musicians gather in Northfield, MN from local area communities to rehearse during our fall and spring sessions. Consider auditioning for our Haydn, Mozart, or Bach Orchestras!
Guest conductor, Professor Charles Gray of St. Olaf College, rehearses the Bach orchestra.
Our tentative 2016-17 season:
The FALL session will start Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and end with a concert
Friday, November 18.
The SPRING session will start Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and end with a concert
Friday, April 14.
are required for participation. See our "Join CVYO" page for requirements (will need a prepared solo, excerpt, and scale).
Our next audition will be
Saturday AM, August 27, 2016
(If this date absolutely won't work for you, we will schedule an additional weekday evening audition in September the week before our fall session.)
Please contact us to get more information and to schedule a 10 minute audition time.
Tuesday Rehearsal Times
Haydn orchestra (advanced beginners) meets 4:30-5:30pm.
Mozart orchestra (intermediate) meets 5:45-6:45pm.
Bach orchestra (advanced) meets 7-8:00pm.