Symphony, directed by Kevin Sütterlin, is NVYO’s most advanced student orchestra, made up of highly capable string, wind, brass and percussion players under the age of 21. Musicians are expected to have developed an advanced range and tone, and be able to play in any key. Vibrato and/or other advanced techniques are required, as music is selected from the standard Symphonic repertoire. Participants have opportunities to work with and play in side-by-side performances with area professional musicians. Seating is determined by what works best for the orchestra, and rotates as necessary. Wind and brass players tend to rotate parts with each piece; string players rotate seating with each concert. An audition is required, which will include a prepared solo, scale, and provided excerpts.

Rehearsals are Sunday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm, with additional sectionals and dress rehearsals as scheduled.

Rehearsals are held at Empire Arts Center for 2017-18. Tuition for the season: $250.

Concerts: Sat, Nov 18 th 3 pm; Sunday March 11th at 3 pm

Sectional coaches/mentors in 2016-17 included:

violin: Dr. Sonja Harasim, Tamara Auer

viola: Dr. Gerald Gaul

cello/bass: Dr. Simona Barbu

flute: Dr. Lisa Bost

woodwinds: Dr. Scott Sandberg, Dr. Cody Hunter

brass:  Levi Rickert, Miaoqian Liu

percussion: Caleb Fritel


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Mandatory registration and meeting night, at:

Wesley United Methodist Church
1600 4th Ave N, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203


Upcoming Events

Jan 21
Symphony rehearsal 
Empire Arts Center 6:30-8:30

Jan 22
Allegro rehearsal
Wesley United Methodist 6:30-8

Philharmonic rehearsal
GFC (door #6) 6:45-8:15