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Youth Ensembles

From your first notes to advanced ensemble playing, there’s a spot in the orchestra for you.

Introduce your young musician to the joys of making music as an ensemble.

youth ensemble with flute and violin
youth orchestra

At each ensemble level, students tackle new skills in making music together – from reading notes and finding rehearsal letters, to communicating across the ensemble, blending sound and matching articulations. At advanced levels students work with guest clinicians in sectionals and master classes and have the option to add chamber music and theory classes. A teacher recommendation and/or placement audition is required for all ensembles. For information on placement, please read course descriptions or contact

Students enrolled in a full term of lessons at UVMC receive a 50% discount on beginner orchestras (Orchestra Explorers and Synfonia).

Youth Ensemble Programs

young chamber ensemble on violin and cello


Spring 2023: January 30-May 15
Fall 2022: September 19-January 16
Mondays 4-4:45 pm
First Congregational Church - Parish Hall

Students will learn how to play in a section, holding their own on a part that is rhythmically & melodically different than other parts of the ensemble.

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Violins Performing

Tour Group

2022-23: September 19-June 5
Monday 6-7 pm
First Congregational Church, Lebanon

Tour Group is a conductorless chamber ensemble for strings students.

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Chamber musicians benefit from expert coaching.

Chamber Music Coaching

Dates: Scheduled with faculty
Days & Times: Scheduled with faculty

Beginning to advanced level students experience the exhilaration of ensemble playing combined with the intimacy of a small group where each is responsible for their own part.

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children singing

Children’s Chorus

Spring 2023: February 7-May 25
Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 or Thursdays 4:45-6
Fall 2022: September 20 - January 12
White River School Tuesdays or FCC Lebanon Thursdays
New location! Thursday section will meet at First Congregational Church of Lebanon.

UVMC is excited to bring back one of our original programs, a children's chorus.

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