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Beginner Chorus - ages 5-9

Chorus - ages 10-24

Symphony - ages 8-24                  

  • Strings

  • Woodwinds                             

  • Brass

  • Concert Percussion


The new season will begin on Monday, March 8, 2021, location TBA. Times TBA.

For new students for the Youth Symphony, audition music to practice for your audition is posted on the "How To Join" page. Returning New River Youth Symphony members will not audition for seating for the new season.

Regular Monday rehearsals will continue throughout the season. The concerts will be announced at a later time.


Click here for the 2021 audition music for the New River Youth Symphony.

Symphony auditions will consist of:

  1. Major Scales
  2. Audition Music
  3. Sightreading


Students in the Symphony and Chorus are welcome to participate in NRYSC Ambassadors and perform short programs in schools and at public events, in order to let people know about NRYSC and invite young people to join.


The New River Youth Symphony and Chorus meets for weekly rehearsals during the the fall and spring seasons, with a break during the winter months when harsh weather often makes for hazardous travel on the roads. During the school year, rehearsals are held on Monday nights at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church.

Students are encouraged to join NRYSC for the entire year, so that their musicianship can grow and students can better contribute to the ensembles. Season breaks are entry points for new members to join. Concerts are the culmination of each season.


Each season, the tuition is due three weeks after the season begins.

Youth Symphony

  • $60 (1st child)
  • $55 (2nd child)
  • $55 (3rd child)
  • Free for 4th child in the family

Youth Chorus

  • $60 (1st child)
  • $55 (2nd child)
  • $55 (3rd child)
  • Free for 4th child in the family

Youth Symphony & Youth Chorus Package - $100

Emerging Strings (suspended for this season only, starting up again in March 2020)

  • $35 (1st child)
  • $30 (2nd child)
  • $30 (3rd child)
  • Free for 4th child in the family

Beginner Chorus

  • $35 (1st child)
  • $30 (2nd child)
  • $30 (3rd child)
  • Free for 4th child in the family

Emerging StringsBeginner Chorus Package - $60


Money is available for tuition scholarships for needy students. If a student would like to apply for a tuition scholarship, he/she may contact Kathy Bailey at 304-923-9622.


Download the student handbook here.

Contact Info

P.O. Box 177, Fayetteville, WV 25840  •  304-923-9622  •

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