The Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra brings together young musicians from throughout our region to learn to play and perform together. By offering scholarships for private lessons and tuition and loaning instruments to students free of charge the RFYO aims to eliminate all barriers to participation. Through free, family-friendly concerts and events the RFYO brings classical and traditional music to the larger Roaring Fork Valley community.
It is our goal to have a meaningful impact on every student, for each student to experience a connection with their peers, teachers and the audience through the creation and per- formance of each musical work.
Excerpts of letters from families receiving RFYO scholarships:
"This past winter Lily really loved her orchestra experience. Music has become the place where Lily is finding her people, her friends, her support network in life. The rest of our family have made connections with classical music that we wouldn't have without our experiences with RFYO."
"Neither myself nor my husband had the opportunity as young people to participate in any form of music, thus we feel that it is a very important opportunity that we can give to our children. Eric is very excited and we are thrilled to be a part of the RFYO and the opportunity that it provides for Eric to advance his skills."
"Thank you so much and the committee for all your support, with out your help it will be impossible for us to send M. to private lessons, I really appreciate all of your help."
"Wow, the RFYO scholarship committee is profoundly generous and kind. We are so fortunate to receive the guidance and development of the program along with this scholarship. A. is looking forward to meeting with the group this week."