Student Symphony

The Juneau Student Symphony is a place for student musicians of all ages to improve their music skills and learn the basics of playing in an orchestra. Orchestra rehearsals take place on Monday evenings. Basic music reading skills required. Section leaders and instrument mentors provide music instruction and help learning each piece.

If you have an interest in joining us, please contact Teresa at the Symphony office. You can also stop by rehearsals on Mondays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m at Yaakoosge Daakahidi HS (YDHS). We look forward to seeing you.


Sunday, May 14th at 3 pm at the Juneau Arts and Community Center
Monday, May 15th at 6:30 pm at the Juneau Christian Center

The Juneau Student Symphony (JSS) and associated ensembles will present a Spring concert, The Juneau Student Symphony Goes to the Opera. Musicians of all ages and experience will take the stage led by the JSS’s conductor, Guo Hua Xia, playing music from well-known operas.

First, the Small String Ensemble will perform the William Tell Overture and other favorites. Then the Mini-Fiddlers will perform folk music, including Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, and other familiar tunes.

The student symphony will perform opera music by Puccini and Bizet, as well as Phantom of the Opera by Lloyd Webber. Soprano Kathleen Wayne will sing a Puccini selection from the opera Gianni Schicchi.

In addition, two young soloists will perform, Finn Kasey (violin) and Alexander Yu (piano).

A reception will follow each of the concerts.

Admission is Pay-As-You-Can at the door.Questions? Call the Symphony office at 586-4676.

Guohua Xia

Guohua Xia, JSS Music Director