North Valley Symphony Orchestra

North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) is comprised of adult musicians from all walks of life: teachers, engineers, pilots, policemen, healthcare, labor and management. We share one common goal: the pursuit of exceptional live music performance. The orchestra also invites exceptional North Valley Youth Orchestra members to participate. All members must audition for the orchestra and be accepted. That said, we recognize that we are not a professional orchestra, and the community spirit and camaraderie in our group is very positive and accepting.

If you have a passion to perform great music, can meet weekly to rehearse and are willing to commit to the necessary practice, we want you in our orchestra!!

Mondays, 7:00 - 9:15 pm, North Canyon High School, 1700 East Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, 85024

Stand Fees:
Stand fees are currently $40 per year to help defray the cost of music and rehearsal space. All NVSO members are also expected to help promote each concert by selling a "six-pack" of tickets for $20, and assist with rehearsal and concert logistics as they are able.

Pay Your Fees

Second Bassoon (1 seat)
Bass Trombone (1 seat)
Violin 1 (2 seats)
Bass (1 seat)


Auditions are held with the music director, concertmaster, and the section leader for the open seat in attendance. Please contact Kevin Kozacek at or fill out the Contact Us page, or call 623-980-4628 to make an audition appointment.

The audition location is:

1811 W Tombstone Trail
Phoenix, AZ 85085

Download the Audition Instructions and Excerpts appropriate to your instrument below:

Audition Instructions                       Concertmaster Instructions

Violin Excerpts                                Concertmaster Excerpt - Scheherazade

Viola Excerpts                                 Concertmaster Excerpt - Primavera

Cello Excerpts

Bass Excerpts

Flute Excerpts

Oboe Excerpts

Clarinet Excerpts 

Bass Clarinet Excerpts

Bassoon Excerpts

Horn Excerpts

Trumpet Excerpts

Trombone Excerpts

Tuba Excerpts