Magic Valley Youth Orchestra in Twin Falls  


NOVEMBER 7, 2015
3 p.m.
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium


MARCH 5, 2016
3 p.m.
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

See the full schedule here

Auditions for Chamber Orchestra
September 12, 2015

About MVYO

The Magic Valley Youth Orchestra is an organization formed for the purpose of providing experience in orchestral music performance for the youth of the Magic Valley, especially for those who have no other opportunities provided by the community. Concerts are performed twice a year. The scheduling is designed to avoid conflicts with school orchestra rehearsals and concerts. Sectional tutoring by volunteer coaches provides members the opportunity for a richer musical experience.

Click here for the registration form.

Magic Valley Youth Orchestra
(MV Youth Photos courtesy of Clark Draney Photography)
Magic Valley Youth Orchestra in concertThe MVYO has the following objectives:

To provide an environment in which young musicians are inspired to perform music at the highest possible standard.

To foster self-discipline, commitment, cooperation, and community spirit through music.

To provide the community with well-trained professional and amateur musicians and educated audiences.

To enrich the cultural life of its members and the wider community through its activities.


Orchestra members are charged dues of $20 per two month session to cover operational expenses.


Magic Valley Youth Orchestra in Twin FallsAnnouncements 2015- 2016 Season


MVYO in Twin Falls Idaho, Magic Valley Youth OrchestraWe are looking forward to another great Magic Valley Youth Orchestra Season. Our concert and rehearsal schedule will be posted here./p>

We welcome all string, wind and brass musicians who have at least two years playing experience and meet our playing standards listed below. Come at 9:30am during our Sept 12th rehearsal to register. There is a $20 session fee due at that time. The fee covers the cost of music, director compensation, and administrative expenses. Parents are asked to stay for a brief meeting to review procedures and policies. We'll begin rehearsal at 10am.

What is expected

Attendance at rehearsals is most important so please check your schedules. If you are going to miss a scheduled rehearsal, please bring those dates with you to the first rehearsal so we can plan accordingly. Please do not plan to rehearse with us if you know you will not be here for the concert.

Should be able to play from Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent. Should be able to shift from third position and read music well.

Must be inferiority complex free and have a sense of humor. If you can chew gum and read alto clef simultaneously, you're in.

Should be able to play from Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent. Should be able to shift and read music well.

If you are strong enough to hold your instrument during the entire concert, you're in.

Woodwind, Brass and Percussion
We typically always need good wind and brass players. More brass players mean we can be louder. Check with us on specific needs so we don't accidentally put you with the violas.
Magic Valley Youth Orchestra - MVYO

Rehearsals run each Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Building - see our schedule for more details.

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Harris, 735-0223 or kathy.c.harris(at) Or Linda Seaman, 948-9898 or mymusic39(at)



Magic Valley Youth Orchestra in Twin FallsConductors


Diane DavisDiane Davis -  Magic Valley Youth Orchestra Conductor
Magic Valley Youth Orchestra Conductor

Diane Davis graduated from Westminster College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1975. She participated in the orchestra at the college and took four courses in conducting as well as classes in all of the instruments of the orchestra. After graduation she taught as a substitute teacher in public and private schools, usually in music.

After a seminar in Suzuki teaching techniques, she enrolled her son in Suzuki violin lessons with Linda Seaman. Diane then began teaching beginning violin to students at Liberty Christian Academy, eventually beginning two orchestras: elementary and advanced. Diane has directed the Magic Valley Youth Orchestra for several years now and considers it an honor to conduct such a talented and diverse group of student musicians.

Diane has a Master's degree in School Administration and is currently finishing her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Idaho State University. She is superintendent of Magic Valley Christian School and adjunct faculty in voice and piano at the College of Southern Idaho. She has four children, all of them interested in the arts.

Carson Wong - Magic Valley Youth Orchestra in association with the Magic Valley Carson Wong
Advanced Chamber Ensemble Conductor

Conducting the Magic Valley Youth Advanced Chamber Ensemble, Carson also has directed the Magic Valley Chorale, Magic Valley Symphony, Boise Master Chorale, Magic Valley Chamber Orchestra, Burley Magic Philharmonic and the Magic Valley Youth Orchestra. Carson has also served as clinician and adjudicator for high school clinics and festivals.

Carson was born in Hong Kong. He received his M. A. degree from San Jose State College in Conducting and his B. A. degree from University of California at Berkeley in Economics. Taught choral music at Jerome High School (1966-1978); Caldwell High School (1978-1980); and has been teaching at College of Southern Idaho ever since.