160 Canal Street, Lewiston, ME 04240


Youth Orchestra of Lewiston-Auburn


The Youth Orchestra of Lewiston-Auburn (YOLA) is a string orchestra providing the orchestral experience for young musician creating excitement and passion in music through a committed approach to performing. Playing in an ensemble develops teamwork, camaraderie, and a sense of community while enhancing individual skills.

Linda VaillancourtDirector

YOLA is directed by Linda Vaillancourt, who earned her undergraduate music degree from the University of Southern Maine and her Master’s in viola performance from the University of Maine. For over a decade, Linda has taught students from pre-K to high school seniors. She currently teaches band and orchestra at North Yarmouth Academy. Actively involved in ASTA and NafME/MMEA, Linda has served as orchestra vice president and manager of the Maine All-State Orchestra. She frequently performs as violist in the Bangor Symphony, Maine Chamber Ensemble, and Maine Music Society.


Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm

@ Free Grace Presbyterian Church (160 Canal St, Lewiston)

The first rehearsal is January 16.

Bring your  instrument and a pencil.



This includes weekly rehearsals and two performances.

To Register

Fill out the registration form. The form may be e-mailed to info@gracenotemusic.org, mailed to the school, or dropped off at Free Grace Presbyterian Church.

YOLA Registration Form