KRISTO ORTHODONTICS YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
This unique experience offers young musicians the opportunity to expand their horizons and supports them in their pursuit of musical excellence.
Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition is a cooperative effort of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Department of Music, Kristo Orthodontics, Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony, and the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra. Students ages 14 – 18 are invited to enter by submitting an 8 to 16 minute performance recording of a movement of a Concerto or an Aria of similar difficulty. Finalists perform in a live competition at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
SYMPHONY IN OUR SCHOOLS
The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra tours local elementary schools in January in this educational outreach program. Musicians of the CVSO educate students on the classical aspect of music, as well as introduce the youth to traditional instruments one would find in a symphonic setting.
These educational outreach efforts are in conjunction with the youth concert where the Kristo Orthodontics Competition winner performs and the CVSO collaborates with the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony.
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT
Students from local schools collaborate with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to generate an art exhibit inspired by music featured during the CVSO season and generally coincides with our youth concert.