About Us

The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra (SCVSO) is a non-profit organization that has been continuously providing music to the St. Croix Valley since 1960. Throughout it's history, the orchestra has been fortunate to only have had four directors, providing a great deal of stability for the ensemble.

The orchestra is comprised of approximately 50 members from the greater St. Croix Valley community, as well as students attending the University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UWRF). The ensemble rehearses on a weekly basis on the UWRF campus and explores a wide variety of repertoire. The SCVSO has also been fortunate to perform with excellent local, national, and international musicians over the years, such as Irish tenor Anthony Kearns, Layton "Skip" James, keyboardist emeritus for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Manny Laureano, principal trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra, among others.

As one of the only orchestras in the St. Croix Valley area, the SCVSO provides music to the six border counties of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The ensemble performs approximately five concerts a year and excels at outreach for the greater St. Croix Valley and East Metro area of the Twin Cities. The orchestra's annual Young Person's Concert is performed for over 800 area elementary students each March. The orchestra also traditionally performs a collaborative concert with over 500 young string players from the Hudson area elementary and secondary schools in May.

Contact Us!

For information on the Orchestra, use the contact information here.

Conductor / Music Director:

Kristin Tjornehoj phone: 715-410-7416 email: conductor@scvsymphony.org

Personnel Manager:

Christopher Tank email: info@scvsymphony.org

Board President:

Laurie Wyland email: president@scvsymphony.org


Webmaster email: webmaster@scvsymphony.org