40 Years of History

YOCVA has hundreds of successful alumni continue to participate in musical performance.  From Junior Strings to Julliard, a baroque quintet or rock band, our alumni stay in tune and in touch.

Join the YOCVA Alumni Network

YOCVA Alumni Network helps our alumni connect in a virtual musical community. 
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All of our Alumni are amazing.  Here are just a few highlights:

  •  Raphael Bell (violin) - Founder of the annual Charlottesville Chamber Festival
  •     Joesph A. Gascho, (harpsichord) – Harpsichordist and Conductor, George Washington University, American University and Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute.
  •     Fitz Gary (viola) – graduate of The Juilliard School, now studying in Germany.
  •     Monica Germino (violin/violectra) -- touring soloist and chamber musician
  •     Stefan Lessard. (bass) – Dave Matthews Band
  •     Brooke Mahanes, (violin) – Orchestra director at Uwharrie Charter Academy in Asheboro, NC.
  •     Josh MacCluer (trumpet)- St. Louis Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic (principal)
  •     David Ryan McCormick (violin) – YOCVA Advisory Board Member, Bach Festival Director, Three Notch'd Road, Alkemie
  •     Anna Matijasic Hennessy (violin) – Orchestra conductor Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
  •     Eva Ryan (flute)– Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  •     Tim Summers (cello) – Founder of the annual Charlottesville Chamber Festival
  •     Carolyn Stuart (violin) – Assistant Professor, University of South Florida School of Music
  •     Boyd Tinsley, (violin) Dave Matthews Band, founding member of YOCVA
  •     Avery Waite (cello) – Juilliard graduate, National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica