In addition to the Juneau Symphony, we currently run these programs to support our mission:
The Juneau Student Symphony (JSS) : A full size orchestra for students of all ages. Membership is 70 percent school age children; the program focuses on developing musicianship and the joy of making music together. The JSS perform three concert pairs per year and a spring tour to other Southeast Alaska communities under the direction of Guo Hua Xia. The JSS was an independent organization in the 1980s and has been a Juneau Symphony program since 1988. JSS musicians pay tuition to participate.
The Juneau Symphony Chorus: An adult, volunteer chorus that joins the orchestra annually to perform a large choral work such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (spring 2012) and the Mozart Requiem (spring 2013). Singers enroll without auditions and pay a fee to participate.
Music in the Schools: An annual school assembly concert for all 5th grade students in the Juneau School District.
Kids2Concerts: A program that provides complimentary Symphony concert tickets to schools in the Juneau School District and to members of the Juneau Student Symphony.
Youth Solo Competition (YSC): A concerto competition open to all of Southeast Alaska’s young musicians.