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NORTHERN VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Inspiring Musicians - Engaging Communities

 

COMING SOON

Fall 2020 performance links

Although we are unable to perform a live concert, our students and staff are excited to be able to share video performances with you - coming soon! Thanks to all our community supporters.
The entire concert will be available Nov 26 -Dec 3 for viewing and sharing on our Facebook page, or at 
https://youtu.be/rj1xliIwaYc
Concert program (as seen at right): 
https://bit.ly/2J92MUg

 
 
 

ORCHESTRAS

SYMPHONY

advanced string, wind, brass and percussion

Advanced youth orchestra for string, wind, brass and percussion musicians 21 and under. Auditions: scales, solo and sightreading.

PHILHARMONIC

intermediate string, wind, brass and percussion

Intermediate youth orchestra for string, wind, brass and percussion musicians. Auditions: scales, solo and sightreading.

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CHAMBER MUSIC

DAL SEGNO CAMPS

one-week day camps for strings, winds, brass & percussion grades 10 & under.

CRESCENDO

chamber music program, coached small ensembles rehearse and perform in the community.

 

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INVEST IN THE FUTURE

VOLUNTEER

 
POSTPONED: Music in Bloom 2020
Time is TBD
All Seasons Garden Center
Time is TBD
All Seasons Garden Center, 5101 S Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201, USA
The annual NVYO fundraiser that celebrates spring, music, and community! This event is being reimagined, due to concerns about COVID-19. Watch for a new date and time! Meanwhile join us ONLINE on April 5th 1-4 pm, for a virtual Music in Bloom with music, auction, and more!
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NVYO Just Imagine (March 2020)
Sun, Mar 08
Empire Arts Center
Mar 08, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Empire Arts Center, 415 Demers Ave
NVYO 2020 mid-winter concert
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NVYO Just Imagine (November 2019)
Mon, Nov 11
Empire Arts Center
Nov 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Empire Arts Center, 415 Demers Ave
NVYO fall 2019 concert
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NVYO : OUR MISSION, VALUES, AND VISION

 
 

SEASON 10 STATEMENT

At Northern Valley Youth Orchestras, we are beginning our 10th season of inspiring musicians and engaging communities through high-quality, challenging music education programs for young people. NVYO is about making music, making friends, and making a difference in the world. At NVYO we also take seriously our responsibility as a partner in the Connected Communities pillar of Grand Forks' Welcoming Community Roadmap, which reads, "Ensuring all have opportunities to connect across race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status." Music, including classical music, is for everyone.


The NVYO staff and board are committed to the continued active pursuit of diversity and inclusion in our music programming, activities, leadership, and scholarship programs.


We will continue to learn about, teach about, and do our part to dismantle the exclusionary practices in the classical music world, including the racism and inequity that impacts the experiences and musical opportunities of musicians who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. We will keep working to close the gap between our stated goals and our actions, and to be truly representative of and inclusive of our community and country.


We believe that we can do this together.

 

ABOUT

Mission - Vision - Values

Northern Valley Youth Orchestras is dedicated to providing enrichment opportunities and mentoring to promising young musicians, and excellent music for its varied audiences. NVYO is about making music, making friends, and making a difference in the community.​

Mission Statement

The purpose of NVYO shall be to provide an exceptional musical education experience to the members of the orchestras and chamber music programs and to provide artistic performances that enrich the lives of developing musicians, our communities, and our region.

Vision

Inspired young people achieving their full musical and personal potential while meaningfully engaging with and enriching their communities.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Northern Valley Youth Orchestras does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or gender expression in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members.

School Program Statement

Northern Valley Youth Orchestras believes it is important for all of its members to participate in their school music programs, if available, and expects such participation except in cases of unavoidable scheduling conflict. Participation in a school music group not only helps advocate for fine arts education, it is important for the development of ensemble and leadership skills which can in turn strengthen the NVYO ensembles.

NVYO ensembles are meant to complement and strengthen other music instruction and thus enhance musical development; they are not intended to be a replacement for school or private instruction. 

Core Values

  1. Excellence: we aspire to the highest attainable level of musical and artistic excellence.

  2. Engagement: we cultivate active and meaningful community interaction and connections

  3. Accessibility: we value our increasingly diverse community, and strive to represent and reflect that diversity in our membership and audiences.

  4. Integrity: we respect NVYO’s members, participants, community, and supporters by carrying out our mission and programming with honesty and transparency.

  5. Responsibility: we take care of our resources, people, and financial and physical assets, both actual and potential; we research and make decisions in the long term best interests of NVYO, our mission, and our communities.

  6. Joy: we celebrate the positive, tangible benefits of challenging musical and technical training and performance in a caring and supportive environment.

 
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CONTACT NVYO

NVYO is a 501c3 nonprofit; EIN: 45-2394716

415 Demers Ave Suite A, Grand Forks, ND 58201, USA

(701) 757-3009

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NVYO & GUIDESTAR

2020 platinum seal of transparency

 
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