Welcome to The Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance, the area’s premier orchestra program. From the Fox Valley Philharmonic to the Fox Valley Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Academy strives to enrich the life of Chicago's far western suburbs through the celebration of symphonic music.
Concert-goers delight in the vibrant and exciting programs presented by the Fox Valley Philharmonic as it performs throughout the Fox Valley area.
Founded in 2003, the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance is the not-for-profit parent organization that includes the Fox Valley Philharmonic, its affiliated youth orchestras, and chamber ensembles. Members of these ensembles represent more than sixteen different communities in and around the Fox Valley and Chicagoland area. At the Academy, student musicians enjoy a variety of musical opportunities, learn challenging repertoire, develop new friendships, and advance to higher levels of musical excellence.
The Academy’s youth programs are designed to take each student’s musical experience to the next level by engaging the student in challenging works in a setting with other students of like ability. Students must pass an audition to gain admittance to the Academy.
Frequently, guest clinicians are invited to visit the Academy to inspire the students and offer specialized instruction and insight for each ensemble and/or section. Elements of history and theory are also blended into the study of each ensemble’s literature.
All the orchestras perform at various locations throughout the Fox Valley area, and rehearse at:
Eden Supportive Living
311 S. Lincolnway (Rte 31)
North Aurora, IL 60542