NVSO announces new Symphonettes Director

PHOENIX – North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) is proud to announce and welcome Robert Reyes as the new director for North Valley Symphonettes (NVS). He will begin on August 19, with the first rehearsal for all NVSO youth ensembles.

Reyes will be responsible for conducting weekly rehearsals, as well as several concerts this season for NVSO’s youngest musicians.

He joins NVSO’s youth staff with 14 years of experience in teaching every level of orchestra, from elementary to high school.  He currently serves as Orchestra Director at Mohave Middle School in Scottsdale Unified School District.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, he received his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Arizona (UofA) in 2005 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University (NAU).

In 2015 and 2017, Reyes served as a guest clinician for Southern Arizona Honors Orchestra (SAHO), and conducted student orchestras in numerous competitions such as the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) and Disneyland’s Music in the Parks; earning scores of superior, superior with distinction, and best in show.

As an active advocate for music education and fine arts in the community he has been a member of several professional organizations including Arizona Music Education Association (AMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

NVSO offers three youth orchestras (beginning, intermediate and advanced). Young musicians interested in playing in one of NVSO’s youth ensembles should act soon! Registrations must be completed by August 16th.

For more information, visit northvalleysymphony.org, and click on the “Join Us” tab.