North Valley Symphony Orchestra Announces Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings Winter Auditions

North Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the winter audition date for the youth ensembles’ spring 2020 semester. NVSO provides a wonderful opportunity for all levels of youth string players; opportunities for beginners within North Valley Symphonettes, and auditions for intermediate and advanced string players to play in North Valley Youth Strings or North Valley Youth Orchestra.

Youth ensembles’ auditions are scheduled for Monday, December 16th at Kirk’s Studio for the Performing Arts: 1836 E. Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85024. Locate audition instructions and excerpts at on the “Join Us” tab.

Auditions are held with the Youth Orchestra Music Director, Josh Lynch and the Youth Strings Music Director, Orlando Moss, in attendance. If interested in auditioning, contact Youth Registrar Cindy Kozacek at, or fill out the “Contact Us” page on the website. Schedule your audition as soon as possible.

NVSO also offers a training orchestra, North Valley Symphonettes (NVS), which only requires a brief assessment of skills – not a true audition. NVS provides a fantastic way for young string players to experience playing in an orchestral environment, perform outside of school or private lessons, and meet other young people with the same passion for music. NVS is open to players with at least one year of experience. Weekly rehearsals for the Spring semester begin January 6th. If interested in joining North Valley Symphonettes, contact Youth Registrar Cindy Kozacek at to schedule an assessment for December 16th.

North Valley Youth Orchestra, North Valley Youth Strings and North Valley Symphonettes rehearsals are Monday evenings from 5:00-6:30 pm at North Canyon High School: 1700 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85024. The end-of-semester concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd from 3:30-5:00 pm at Pinnacle High School: 3535 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050. Additionally, members of NVYO will perform at NVSO’s major spring concerts, Saturday, March 14th and Saturday, May 16th. NVSO’s youth ensembles also perform at community outreach events.

NVSO is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.