Thames Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Thames Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is to encourage and develop artistic excellence among young musicians in southeastern Connecticut by providing diverse and quality orchestral experiences, and to enhance the cultural environment of the families and communities it serves.

Are you a talented musician striving for artistic excellence? Join the Thames Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra! Develop your talent and gain valuable performance skills under the expertise of conductor Evan Meccarello.

As an orchestra member, you’ll have the spotlight twice each year, during Winter and Spring concerts, to showcase your skills in the highest quality orchestral environment. You’ll also be treated to engaging educational opportunities alongside your ensemble – students traveled to Boston to see a professional performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in spring 2019!

The Thames Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra started in 2004 and has been growing ever since. We’re always searching for enthusiastic and talented students, so sign-up for the next audition!

Upcoming Orchestra Auditions

Early auditions for next semester are on Sunday, May 19th! Sign-up by calling 860-439-2749 or emailing Additional auditions will be held in late August or early September.

Auditioning students should prepare a solo piece to demonstrate their current level of achievement.  Students should consult their private instructor: playing a well-prepared, less difficult piece is better than coming with a very challenging piece that is not at performance level. Please also prepare the short orchestral excerpts provided and scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats (memorized). Sight-reading may also be requested.

Auditions are for new students only.

Already Registered?

Excellent! Rehearsals take place weekly in John C. Evans Hall at Connecticut College on Sundays from 4:00 PM – 6:45 PM. See you there!


Conductor Evan Meccarello |

Thames Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra | 860-439-2749 |


TVMS students – $425.00
Non-TVMS students – $475.00

To apply for financial aid, please fill out a Financial Aid Form and mail to us along with a copy of your most recent IRS 1040 or 1040 EZ Tax Form.


Please be sure to read the Thames Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra guidelines.