Student Symphonic Fellowship

The Andrew and Amy Vaughan Student Symphonic Fellowship was created for WV high school music students (grades 9-12) with music career aspirations


Young People’s Concerts

Song of the Wolf  will be presented at the Clay Center, Charleston, WV on November 15 and 16, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. and again at 11:35 a.m. each day.  This concert is recommended for students kindergarten through eighth grade. The concert travels to Morgantown on November 18 at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Peter and the Wolf will be presented at the Clay Center, Charleston, WV on March 14 and 15 at 9:45 a.m. and again at 11:35 a.m. each day.  This concert is recommended for students Pre-K through fifth grades.

Sound Painting in Colors will be presented at the State Theatre, Capitol Complex, Charleston, on Friday, March 17 at 9:45 a.m. and again at 11:35 a.m.  This concert is recommended for grades 6-12.

 String Education

The WVSO and Kanawha County Schools are partners in the String Education Program, teaching strings in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Kanawha County.


Artist Master Classes

WVSO offers master classes—private lessons from music professionals with an audience for qualified music students


Student Discounts

Local University Students Concerts Free of Charge

Participating Universities:

West Virginia State University
University of Charleston

West Virginia University (Morgantown series)

Area colleges and universities have traditionally purchased the rights for their students and faculty to attend WVSO Symphonic series concerts on a complimentary basis. Seating is honored on a first come first served basis for Saturday night concerts.

If your university is not on this list, tell a faculty member to contact us about participating.

Student Musician Card Holders – Concerts Free of Charge

The WVSO offers free admission to Symphonic and Montclaire String Quartet series concerts based upon availability to students belonging to:

Kanawha County Schools String Program
West Virginia Youth Symphony
Tri-State Youth Symphony
Teays Valley Strings
Boone County Strings
New River Youth Symphony

Students may obtain a “Student Musician Card” from their string or orchestra instructor or may contact the WVSO Education Department directly. Each student will then be issued a free ticket good for the student and an accompanying guest at the Box Office the night of the performance (based upon availability).

Youth Symphonies

Taking lessons at school or privately can be rewarding, but playing in an ensemble can take your musical experience to a different level!

There are several area ensembles and web sites for young musicians you can check out:
West Virginia Youth Symphony
New River Youth Symphony and Chorus (rehearses in Fayette County)
Tri-State Youth Symphony (rehearses in Cabell County)
Teen Strings (for the next generations of string musicians)

Katharine B. Tierney Music Education Fund

The Tierney Music Education Fund is a multi-purpose program that provides Young People’s Concert Scholarships to economically distressed portions of West Virginia. This critical fund creates an opportunity for schools located in distressed pockets of these counties to qualify for transportation and admission fee scholarships when attending a Young People’s Concert Series. The fund is also an important underwriter of each of the actual Young People’s Concert Series.