EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Ensembles in the Schools
An in-school program that brings symphony musicians into local school classrooms to educate and entertain students.
Ensembles in the Community
An outreach program that brings symphony ensembles into the community.
Rehearsal Tickets for Music Students
An education program that provides complimentary tickets for select dress rehearsals to middle and high school students to allow them the opportunity of watching a working symphony rehearsal.
Visit from the Music Director
Presented by the Music Director in schools on Friday prior to each concert, this music education program is designed to educate and entertains students and adults.
Symphony for College Credit
Qualified college students may join the symphony and receive college credit for their participation. This program provides local community college students, large ensemble opportunities they may not otherwise receive. The WVSO is an approved Partner Ensemble with the Wenatchee Valley College.
String Students in the Symphony
The Wenatchee Symphony provides opportunities for advanced high school string students to participate in the symphony, performing alongside and learning from symphony members.
Presented prior to each Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra concert, the Prelude features Music Director Nikolas Caoile in an entertaining and informative talk about the works being performed. Designed to help draw audiences into the performances, lectures also include historical backgrounds on the composers and the periods in which they lived. Concert Preludes commence one hour prior to each concert.
A community engagement program that provides classical music lovers the opportunity to hear chamber music performed by symphony musicians.
Young Musician Competition
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Musician Competition is designed to encourage and foster musicianship in students musicians. Many winners and participants have continued on as professional performers and music educators. The winner earns the opportunity to be a featured soloist with the orchestra.
In collaboration with Central Washington University, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra has established an apprentice conductor position. The graduate student will work closely with and assist the Music Director in the artistic preparation of the orchestra.