NoVa Performing Youth Ensembles mission is to provide all middle and high school students regardless of financial status the opportunity to participate in high caliber ensemble settings in the Northern Virginia area.
Northern Virginia boasts a diverse population of cultures and socioeconomic statuses. Many area youth ensembles are cost-prohibitive and cater to a select few. NoVa PYE is one of the first ensembles in the area that is an inclusive ensemble.
We welcome all musicians to experience and learn about music in a high caliber, nurturing, stress-free environment regardless of financial status or musical expertise. The ensemble meets students where they are musically and it inspires, challenges, and instills a sense of community.
By bringing together Northern Virginia’s diverse community, the ensemble will increase and facilitate cultural harmony by engaging students through a unifying thread, music. The program will include hosting guest artists and conductors from universities, provide master classes with professional musicians, and conduct sectional work with some of the most reputable educators in the area.