This course meets once a week and is by audition to advanced 8th grade and High School students. VUSD students receive UC/CSU approved course credit. in order to participate, they music to be enrolled in a core wind or string course at their home school. Works are primarily for Full Orchestra but may also include small ensembles. The study and practice includes various style periods and composers from the Renaissance through the Twentieth Century through sight-reading, rehearsing, discussion of history, and public performance.
The Ventura Youth Symphony was founded in 2014 through funding from the Ventura taxpayers through Measure Q. For a list of performances, please see the Events Calendar on the VHS Music Website.