The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Orchestra Program offers a focused, high-level, quality education to dedicated instrumental music students interested in pursuing advanced studies of string instruments, including harp. Students receive college-preparatory instruction, including a focus on music theory, musicianship, and music history.
LVA Orchestra students undergo a rigorous audition process to be placed into the appropriate classes. There are four levels of the orchestra program as well as a chamber orchestra class. The top two classes are full orchestras and meet every other day with the brass and woodwinds sections. Our program is unique in that we provide regularly scheduled small group instruction (sectionals), as well as individualized instruction from the directors and highly skilled paraprofessional staff.
Students in the LVA Orchestra Program not only improve their musicianship but also learn valuable life lessons. This rigorous program teaches students how to develop time-management skills, the professionalism required to make it in any chosen field, and the
importance of a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Upon graduation, students are prepared for admissions into any university, arts conservatory, or other career programs.
The Orchestra program emphasize the development of basic skills necessary to become an independent musician, i.e., auditions, intonation, style, bowing, articulation, dynamics, rhythmic precision, blend, balance, tone, and basic music theory.
The Las Vegas Academy Orchestra has won multiple awards and recognitions throughout the years, including the invitation to perform at The Midwest Clinic in 2003, 2009, 2014, & 2021, The Orchestra America National Festival in 2007, ASTA National Orchestra Festival in 2008, as well as many others. The students have traveled nationally and internationally to perform as a featured group to locations including the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria and the Auditorio de Zaragoza in Zaragoza, Spain, as well as traveling to Hawaii, New York, Boston, Connecticut, California, New Mexico, Chicago, and Salt Lake City.
Our students have been accepted to prestigious colleges, conservatories, and programs throughout the nation and internationally in locations such as CIM, Juilliard, Indiana University, and the National Youth Orchestra.
Our students also collaborate with, learn from, and perform with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra as winners of the concerto competition.