The Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra (SMYO) recruits, trains and rehearses youth from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. It is the only auditioned, regional symphonic youth orchestra within 90 miles of Kingsport.
Weekly rehearsals for SMYO are held at the Kingsport Renaissance Center. Membership to Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra is obtained by audition each year.
The Symphony of the Mountains Primo Orchestra (strings only) introduces student musicians to ensemble playing and techniques, and serves as a preparatory setting for Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra.
The Symphony of the Mountains Primo Orchestra is conducted by Wendy Royston.
A formal audition is not required to participate in the Primo Orchestra. Please contact our Youth Orchestra Manager, Jeff Markee for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.