Community Arts Organizations
Fidalgo Youth Symphony
Young Musicians from Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and Snohomish Counties come together to present masterpieces of symphonic music! Fidalgo Youth Symphony is part of a non-profit arts organization that has been providing orchestral experience and intensive performance training for young Northwest Washington musicians since 1995! Director Sharyn Peterson, assisted by a great team of professional music instructors, prepare students for four exciting concerts each school year. Students of every educational level have the opportunity to participate in one of three ensembles: Youth Symphony, conducted by Sharyn Peterson, Junior Symphony, conducted by Malcolm Peterson, and Sinfonette, conducted by Karla Smart.
Celebration! | December 18, 2021
Spring Concert | March 19, 2022
Finale Concert | June 4, 2022
Mount Vernon High School Choral Department
Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, students perform music from a broad repertoire of engaging music from around the world. MVHS Choirs recent accolades include Superior ratings at numerous music festivals, and participation in several invitation-only performances . Many choir members have been recognized at the regional and state levels, and have been selected to participate in the All-State, All-Northwest, and National ACDA Honor Choirs.
Fall Concert | October 21, 2021
Winter Concert | December 12, 2021
Holiday Concert I December 13 , 2021
Spring Concert | March 17, 2022
Finale Concert | June 2, 2022
Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department
The Instrumental Music Department at MVHS maintains a balanced program in all facets of music education and development of the individual musician. The award winning Band and Orchestra program has consistently produced excellent musicians who are in demand by colleges and universities. The tradition of excellence is developed through the hard work and dedication of current students, past members, private instructors, parent boosters, and directors Jake Scherr, Omar Ordonez, and Ramon Rivera.
Fall Concert | November 20, 2021
Holiday Concert | December 13, 2021
Spring Concert | March 14, 2022
Finale Concert | May 30, 2022
Pacific Northwest Opera
The Pacific Northwest Opera celebrates its 17th season of professional, fully staged operas featuring intensely dramatic and committed performances by the rising stars of the opera world.
Dedicated to traditional treatments of masterpieces of the classical vocal arts, the company has presented 66 fully staged performances of 18 different operas, 15 performances of four different operettas, 4 oratorio performances and numerous concerts and recitals. Several of the young singers who began their careers with Pacific Northwest Opera (formerly Skagit Opera) have gone on to national and international careers, including at the Metropolitan Opera.
In the five centuries since the birth of opera in Florence, the emotional power and glory of the un-amplified human voice has thrilled audiences in every culture.
La Traviata | October 29- November 7, 2021
The Barber of Seville | February 25 – March 6, 2022
Skagit Symphony, under the leadership of Music Director Michael Wheatley, is now in its 42nd season. An orchestra of more than sixty volunteer musicians (and growing), they present vibrant concert programs that combine the full range of orchestral classics, American repertoire, and works by living composers, alongside world class guest artists from near and far. Outside of the concert hall, the Symphony actively supports music education with its annual educational concerts held at no cost for over 1800 area school students, as well as their Virtual Classroom and Music History resources online. Skagit Symphony’s vision is to become a 21st-century orchestra, making orchestral music relevant to all those they serve, welcoming in new audiences along the way.
Paris: the City of Lights | October 23, 2021
A Viennese Holiday | December 18-19, 2021
Family Concert: All Aboard! | January 30, 2022
From Budapest to Istanbul | March 26, 2022
An Ode to Joy | May 21-22, 2022
Skagit Pops! The Music of John Williams | June 19, 2022
Skagit Valley Academy of Dance
Skagit Valley Academy of Dance
At SVAD the art of dance is celebrated by all. From tots to adults, beginners to pre-professionals, their unique style of teaching and focus on technique provides each student the optimum experience in learning, development, growth, and performance. Offering classes in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Theater – there is something for everyone! Directors Shelly Lowe-Whan and Kelly Fellers are driven by their passion to continue the SVAD reputation of providing high quality instruction while inspiring the JOY in dancing.
The Nutcracker | December 3-5, 2021
Recital: Artistry in Motion | June 24-26, 2022
Skagit Valley Chorale
Skagit Valley Chorale
The Skagit Valley Chorale is a group of musicians who love to sing. Since its inception in 1984, the Chorale has grown from 30 members to as many as 130 singers and is currently under the direction of Dr. Adam Burdick.
Chorale concerts offer a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from early classical music to modern popular styles, and drawing from traditions around the world. The Chorale excels at singing in a variety of languages; recent programs have celebrated music from Hebrew, Zulu, Swedish, Russian, and Spanish traditions, just to name a few. Chorale repertoire has included great pieces from the classical tradition by composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Haydn, and also pieces from rising new composers. Audiences have enjoyed the Chorale’s polished and emotionally rich performances which feature powerful texts and varied musical styles, presented with commentary on musical and historical context by Dr. Burdick. The Chorale enjoys collaborating with local musicians of all ages and varieties, recently sharing the stage with a children’s choir, orchestra, wind band, big band, chamber ensembles, folk instruments, duo pianists, and a battery of percussionists! Chorale members have performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City, Mozart Choral Festivals in Salzburg and Vienna, and various historic cathedrals in Italy.
Heralding Christmas | December 11- 12, 2021
Celebrating in Song | May 7-8, 2022
Skagit Valley College Music Department
Skagit Valley College
Skagit Valley College is nationally recognized as a premier educational institution with award-winning faculty – a community college that attracts, challenges, and empowers outstanding students who become successful in the global community. providing educational opportunities in the performing arts, Skagit Valley College Music Department presents several concerts/programs each year at McIntyre Hall. SVC Music Department is designed for students wishing to pursue a degree in the arts and those who simply love to perform.
Spring Concert | March 16, 2022
Skagit Valley Mariachi Festival | April 15, 2022
The Sound of Music | April 22-May 1, 2022
Finale Concert | June 8, 2022