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Welcome to the Acceptd application page for Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia

We are excited that you are interested in BYOV and invite you to join us for the 2020-2021 season.  We have moved to a video submission format for our auditions this year due to COVID-19 safe practices.

Deadline for Spring auditions for Jr. String Orchestra, String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony: June 1

Description of Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia

Over 340 student musicians from throughout Hampton Roads create six performing ensembles to present concerts throughout the Tidewater area. Students from as far away as Williamsburg, Yorktown, and North Carolina, and as close as Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Norfolk attend weekly rehearsals and present several concerts per year at venues throughout the area.

Under the direction and guidance of many supportive music educators for more than 45 years, BYOV has developed into one of the largest youth orchestra programs in the country. Bay Youth gives student musicians the opportunity to learn and perform the world’s greatest ensemble literature.

Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia is a 501C(3) non-profit organization and receives funding from the Business Consortium for Arts Support of South Hampton Roads, the City of Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, the City of Norfolk Arts and Humanities Commission, the City of Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.