The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra offers a variety of programs and resources to support young musicians and students in their pursuit of the arts.
In addition to its concerts, The CVSO nurtures an active commitment to arts education and outreach in our community. In early spring, through our Music in our Schools Program the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra provides demonstrations for local schools to help youth learn about  instruments and garner a love for music.

Then it's all about youth during the month of February at the CVSO. In collaboration with the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and Kristo Orthodontics we bring you the Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition. Young musicians compete for a chance to perform with the CVSO during our February concert and along with this we display the work of several local students at the Janet Carson Gallery. 

Lastly, three years ago we kicked off a  Poster Contest where local youth were given the opportunity to submit art for any of our five concert posters. If selected they received a cash prize and their art was used in the design of our poster for that concert! We are happy to announce that we will continue this contest again this season!

     May 2014 Poster Contest Winning Piece