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Audition Workshop and Open Rehearsal

Sunday, March 27 @ 3pm

Note new date!

Invite your friends to our annual Audition Workshop. This workshop will provide families and musicians an overview of the audition process, how to prepare for auditions and an introduction to NVYS. Sign up for the workshop here. Following the audition workshop, families are welcome to watch a NVYS rehearsal and musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and sit in on the first half-hour of rehearsal (4:30-5).

This event is required for any Sinfonia players planning on auditioning for NVYS next season. Season auditions for new players or Sinfonia musicians wanting to move up to NVYS will be April 30 and May 1. Sign up here. 

2022 Music in the Vineyards Solo Competition for Piano & Strings
Music Department Colleagues, Teachers, Students and Parents,
We humbly request that you share the word of our ninth annual Solo Competition for Piano & Strings open to musicians from age 13-18. This year, we have once again decided to go virtual via video submission for the competition and we have waived the $10 application fee for all applicants!
Music in the Vineyards created the competition nine years ago to give young performers the opportunity to perform at our festival, meet and receive feedback on their playing from professional musicians and compete for a cash prize!
The application deadline is Monday, March 28, 2022. Students are requested record two separate pieces, preferably by contrasting composers, each 2-5 minutes in length. Video submissions will be due no later than Friday, May 27, 2022.

Full details are on the application and on our website.  Students can also apply on our website at:
Thank you for bringing this to the attention of talented, young instrumentalists!


Michael Adams                                Daria T. Adams
Artistic Director                                Artistic Director


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

Missed the Tour Meeting? 
Find the Meeting Presentation HERE

Due April 1

Send your premiere insurance form to MCI (note: everyone must opt in or opt out)

Due April 15

Second tour payment!

Upload your passport to the MCI portal (email Shelley if you cannot meet this deadline)

All forms, deadlines listed on our
tour page HERE




March 27th
  • Audition Workshop  3:00-4:30pm
  • NVYS  4:30-7:15 pm 
  • Sinfonia  4:30-6:30 pm 
  • Bridge  6:30-7:15 pm
April 3rd
  • NVYS  4:30-7:15 pm 
  • Sinfonia  4:30-6:30 pm 
  • No Bridge rehearsal

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...




YeunShin Lee (Audrey)
Please be at Napa Christian at 3:30-4:30pm to set up!

YeunShin Lee (Audrey)
Please stay behind after rehearsal ends at 7:15pm to tear down!

Snacks will be provided by YeunShin Lee
(45 Snacks for NVYS)
NVYS will provide the Sinfonia snack!

Thank you to our volunteers, we appreciate your help!


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 public schools have not. 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 prior to attending. 

With limited supplies of home tests, we recognize we cannot make testing mandatory, but we HIGHLY encourage all students to test prior to rehearsal. Most schools continue to provide weekly testing. Home antigen kits are also invaluable (if you can find them for purchase). You can also find Napa County PCR tests here. Please be safe – and keep all fellow NVYS musicians and staff safe - by getting tested. Lastly, a reminder to stay home if you have any symptoms! 

Thank you so much for your commitment to NVYS and for understanding the measures taken during this surge. NVYS will continue to commit to the safety of our students and community, while doing our best to remain in-person. 


Join our Equity, Diversity and
Inclusion Committee

Thank you to all students and parents who have expressed interest. If you have not received a confirmation of our first committee meeting please email Shelley at




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. 

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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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