Online Audition Form


BaYS 2014-15 Calendar


2014-2015 card


BaYS Handbook


Student Information/Registration Form


Absence Form


Download Financial Aid Form


the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra



BaYS/String Students Apply for the Clark Scholarship!


Clark Violin Award Guidelines

BaYS in the News
Abington conductor to lead
conservatory's youth orchestra

BaYS Performances
March 1, 2015, 3 pm
Hingham Middle School

1103 Main Street, Hingham

Tickets available at the door
Students K-12 free
Adults sugested donation - $5.00


BaYS performs with the
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra
March 28, 8 pm, Memorial Hall


Sunday, May 3, 3pm
Duxbury Performing Arts Center

For more information, or with questions,
contact Candace Kniffen at
781-749-7565 ext.32, or


















































































































Youth Orchestra

Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS)

Music Director/Symphony Conductor - Joan Landry
Repertory Conductor - Elijah Langille
Managing Director - Candace Kniffen

Artistic Advisor - Steven Karidoyanes

BaYS is an auditioned*, sequential youth orchestra program designed to create an opportunity for dedicated and talented young musicians, living in communities south of Boston, to perform symphonic music at a high level in a well organized and supportive orchestra program. In partnership with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, the program offers ensembles at two levels: a full orchestra for intermediate level string, wind and percussion students (Repertory), and a full orchestra for advanced string, wind and percussion students (Symphony). Artistic Advisor Steven Karidoyanes meets and rehearses with the orchestras three times per year.  Students are coached by SSC faculty members and area music educators. 

SSC private lesson students will receive a $25 discount.

Rehearsals take place at the Marshfield High School Music Suite on Tuesday evenings.
Starts September 9, 2014

BaYS 2014-15 Auditions
Submit the online audition form or Contact Managing Director Candace Kniffen or call 781-749-7565, ext. 32 to schedule an audition.

Conductor: Elijah Langille
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Full Tuition: $475
Audition required

Conductor: Joan Landry
Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm
Full Tuition: $495
Audition required
Tuition deposit: $200 (due by 8/1/14)
Repertory Balance due: $275 Symphony Balance due: $295
Students who study privately at SSC receive a $25 discount!
SSC student discount-Repertory Balance due: $250 SSC student discount-Symphony Balance due: $270


BaYS Symphony Audition Requirements

Strings, Woodwinds and Brass

SOLO PIECE: Piece that demonstrates student’s ability and highest technical skills. Students should demonstrate knowledge of style, expression and articulation, and shifting ability.
SCALES: Symphony students should know major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats. Woodwinds and Brass will also be asked to play a chromatic scale in the range of their instrument. Repertory students should know scales up to three sharps and 3 flats in two octaves. Woodwinds and Brass students will also be asked to play a chromatic scale.
SIGHTREADING: All auditions may include a sightreading component

The Cape Cod Canal Celebration this past July at Mass. Maritime Academy. BaYS students joined with the Cape Cod Conservatory Youth Orchestra, the New Bedford Youth Orchestra, and students from the Conservatory Charter School in Boston for this performance.

BaYS Faculty

BaYS Music Director/Symphony Conductor - Joan Landry

BaYS Repertory Conductor - Elijah Langille

BaYS Managing Director- Candace Kniffen

BaYS Artistic Advisor - Steven Karidoyanes

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who can document financial need.
Financial Aid deadlines and application.