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Announcing Our New Home at NVC!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Napa Valley College. Starting with our 2022-23 season this fall we will be moving to Napa Valley College for all rehearsals and performances. This partnership will provide NVYS with a beautiful musical home and an increased visibility in the larger Napa community, Our students 16 and over will receive free college credit for participating in youth symphony and an opportunity to take other music courses at NVC for credit and for no charge. We will also be collaborating with the NVC Choir. More information to come!
Season Auditions

We are holding auditions for the 2022-23 Season on Sunday, May 1st from 1pm to 4pm at
Napa Christian (Room A104).
Spread the word and invite friends and classmates to audition for Sinfonia/Youth Symphony and you will be awarded a $50 gift card when they mention your name on their Audition Inquiry Form.

Online Competition - Submit Video - Ages 7-28yrs

Young Artist

Senior Artist


Chicago Violin Competition

Nov 20, 2022

Young Artist  (7-17yrs - ONLINE)

Senior Artist  (18-28yrs - ONLINE)

Chicago Violin Competition is an international competition and Online event open to promising young violinists from around the world. The city of Chicago is a cultural and economic center that attracts global talent in the arts, education, and business. CVC is a platform for young artists to perform, learn, and grow on a world stage. 

CVC has two divisions: Young Artist for ages 7-17, and Senior Artist for ages 18-28. We collaborate with judges who are dynamic performers and educators from varied professional backgrounds.

Leveraging technology, CVC offers a unique online experience and lowers many of the barriers to entry that come with a traditional international competition. Our online format eliminates travel costs for candidates and creates the flexibility for CVC to partner with Judges from the US and beyond. View Awards.


DEADLINE - Oct 30, 2022


We're Back! 

NVYS and Bridge, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 28th. Once again, we will be meeting near New Tech High School at 10 am, walking/driving to the festival and hitting the stage at noon, returning to New Tech by 1:00 (ish). More information to come in early May.

Tour to Europe


All forms, deadlines listed on our tour page HERE




May 1st
  • NVYS  4:30pm-7:15pm 
  • Sinfonia  4:30pm-6:30pm 
  • Bridge 6:30pm-7:15pm
May 8th
@ Napa Valley College
May 15th
@ Napa Valley College

May 21th Spring Concert
@ Napa Valley College

Concert 5 pm 
Call Sheet to come

Parent Volunteers! 

We will be asking for only one parent for set up, one for tear down, and one for NVYS snack (45) for the rest of the season. If you are available please...



Marie Butler

Please stay behind after rehearsal ends at 7:15 pm to tear down!

Marie Butler

Thank you to our volunteers, we appreciate your help!

Join us for our NVYS DEIA Meeting just before rehearsal on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm. Email Shelley if you are interested in joining. 


We do know there are extenuating circumstances that require you to be absent occasionally throughout the season. As soon as you know you will be absent please complete an Absence Request  on our website. (No need to email us since these requests get sent to the entire team instantly!) 


You NOW Need a Gate Code!


Due to concerns about theft, when you come to rehearsals you will now need to use Gate Code 2205.

Please write this down as you will need it througout the year.

Mask Mandate Modified and COVID Testing Prior to Rehearsal

We are aware that the State has lifted the indoor mask mandate and so have schools. For the time being, NVYS will keep our mask mandate in place and will revisit this policy after our March 13 concert.
Thank you to everyone for testing prior to rehearsal and staying home if you had symptoms or tested positive
. If you tested positive last week, we are asking you to provide a negative test result within 72 hours of our next rehearsal. 
We are not making testing mandatory, but we require students and staff who are experiencing Covid symptoms to stay home and test prior to the next rehearsal. 

Thank you so much for your commitment to NVYS and keeping our community safe and healthy.



Time to Sign-Up for REMIND

We will be using the Remind app to send announcements and reminders to parents and students. (i.e. reminder to parents for set up/tear down/snacks).

The app is free and is available on Apple and Android devices. An invitation has been sent out. Please accept to receive the notifications about news and changes regarding Sinfonia and Youth Symphony. 

Youth Symphony
Send a text to 81010
Text this message @nyouths

Send a text to 81010
Text this message @nyouthsy

We only have 6 people signed up for the app. Please make sure to sign up for updates!

Where to Find Us

NVYS Executive Director
Shelley Surh or 415-987-0083

NVYS Artistic Director and Conductor
Alan Anibal

Conducting Fellow
Raja Orr

Orchestra Manager
Jonathen Blue

NYCE Director/Head Coach
Yasushi Ogura

Sinfonia Co-Director
Robin May

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