The Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra has served young string musicians from Northfield MN and surrounding communities for more than twenty years.  CVYO has three orchestras who  rehearse for 10 weeks at Emmaus Baptist Church, culminating in a final concert.  We will meet IN PERSON this fall for our regularly scheduled programming.

Our first session of the 2021-22 Season will start Tuesday, September 14, 2021 for ten weeks of rehearsals.  In person auditions will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28 (*date may change to Aug. 29, keep posted)  at Emmaus.  Video auditions will also be accepted as an alternative.  See our “Auditions” page…

For more information about joining, please email us at:    info@cvyomn.org


Announcing our new Music Director for the 2021-22 Season!

Max Vitullo,
CVYO Music Director

Max Vitullo is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota where he earned degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education. He is proud to be the first member of his family to earn an advanced degree as a first-generation college student and is now teaching music classes and orchestra at St. Peter Catholic School in St. Paul. He has performed in a wide variety of settings and venues, regularly found as a featured performer and soloist with the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra in River Falls, WI. He has collaborated with Layton “Skip” James, former harpsichordist for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, in many performances and has performed in musicals at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company in Minneapolis, and other venues in the greater Twin-Cities. His private violin instructors include well-known pedagogue Young-Nam Kim, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, and Peter McGuire, Principal Second Violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra. Max has a deep passion for music and believes it provides a special opportunity for anyone to hear the world in new and imaginative ways, connect with deep feelings and emotions, learn and experience a unique form of communication and community, and participate in a valuable human experience that brings joy, belonging, and wonder to our lives.


January CVYO Virtual Orchestra performance of Brian Balmages’ FOREVER JOYFUL!


CVYO’s first Virtual Orchestra June 2020!