Online Audition Form


2015-2016 BaYS Calendar


2015-2016 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

Performing Arts Center,
Plymouth North High School:
November 22, 3 pm
Hanover HS: February 28, 3 pm
Duxbury PAC: May 1, 3 pm

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

"Bays has helped me find a love for music… and I have been given a second family that I would not trade for anything else in the world. BaYS holds a special place in my heart, and it will forever."

Jacqui Farrow, Symphony viola, Pembroke


Bays has been an amazing, fun, and

challenging experience for me, pushing me to become a stronger player."

Colin MacLeod, Symphony, violin, Pembroke


"Enrolling my daughter in BaYS years ago was

one of our best decisions. She loved every minute of it and grew as both a musician and a person."

Gail Clougherty, Symphony parent


"BaYS has been such a wonderful experience for Amelia."

Kamila Rihova, Repertory parent, Norwell














































Youth Orchestra

Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS)

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

Assistant Managing Director- Cassandra Sulbarán

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 15, 2015

BaYS 2015-2016 Auditions
BaYS auditions will be held Tuesday, August 18, 6-8 pm, at the Ellison Center for the Arts in Duxbury. 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: $495
Audition required

Conductor: Joan Landry
Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm
Full Tuition: $525
Audition required
Tuition deposit: $200 (due by 8/10/15)
Repertory Balance due: $295 Symphony Balance due: $325
Students who study privately at SSC receive a $25 discount!
SSC student discount-Repertory Balance due: $270 SSC student discount-Symphony Balance due: $300


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

BaYS Faculty

BaYS Music Director/Symphony Conductor - Joan Landry

BaYS Repertory Conductor - Elijah Langille

BaYS Managing Director- Candace Kniffen

BaYS Assistant Managing Director- Cassandra Sulbarán

BaYS Artistic Advisor - Steven Karidoyanes

Financial Aid

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