Napa Valley Youth Symphony

$3,970 raised from 39 donations

Category: Education

How We Impact the Community

We provide young musicians from diverse backgrounds with exciting opportunities for personal and artistic growth, through challenging, inspiring rehearsals and performances in a professional environment, while also enhancing our community educationally and artistically.

We’re celebrating 20 years of enriching the lives of over 1,500 young musicians (ages 8 to 18)! Our family-friendly performances bridge diverse, multi-generational audiences, from classical scores to familiar holiday tunes. This season we’ re celebrating and introducing contemporary music created by women and BIPOC composers.

Our musicians represent the diversity of youth in our local communities. We support music education in our schools and communities. In partnership with the Napa Valley College, we foster post-secondary music education serving and performing as the college’s repertory orchestra.

We are committed to creating an organization that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We offer tuition and lesson scholarships because we believe cost should never be a barrier to participation.


I began playing my instrument in elementary school, but my family could not afford private lessons. Through a scholarship from the Youth Symphony, I’ve been given the chance to work with a strings teacher, and this built my confidence and improved my playing. This is the first-time I was being taught specifically in the way that I needed to learn and improve.

1st year High School Student

What a $10 donation buys

Provides an opportunity for under-resourced multi-generational members from the community to attend one of our live performances during our season.

What a $50 donation buys

Provides partial tuition scholarship support for a month to talented under-resourced student musicians.

Other Ways to Help

  • NVYS is in need of computer savvy individuals who can help update our donor and alumni databases.
  • We also need concert volunteers to sell tickets or usher.
  • Lastly, we are in need of videographers to video our concerts and create promotional videos to recruit new students or engage donors.

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