Phoenix Youth Symphony

Expanding Horizons Through Music
Join PYS


Auditions for 2018-2019 will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 (YS Upper Strings, SYM Upper & Lower Strings, SYM & SW Brass & Woodwinds, All Percussion, All SO) and Saturday, May 19, 2018 (YS Lower Strings, YS Brass & Woodwinds) at MCC Performing Arts Center.

Learn more
Learn from the best

Orchestral Training

Conducted by professional musicians. PYS’ six ensembles offer outstanding learning and performance opportunities.

Learn more
Discover a new love

Music Memory

Music Memory is a cultural enrichment program designed to enhance understanding and appreciation of symphonic music.

Learn more
Test your skills


The Fifty-eighth Annual Young Musicians Competition and Grand Prize/Scholarship Auditions will be held on January 6 & 7, 2018 at MCC Performing Arts Center. YMC Winners Luncheon will be on Tues., February 13th.

Learn more

Latest News

The 58th Annual PYS Young Musicians Competition will be held January 6, 2018 .  Go to YMC Competition Rules for information and to submit an application.  The Scholarship Auditions for the Senior Division will be held on January 7.  A contrasting piece is no longer required for the scholarship auditions.  Visit YMC Scholarship Rules for details and requirements.

Congratulations to 2017 Young Musicians Competition Grand Prize Winner Belle Wang (violin) and Otranto Prize Winner Bobae Johnson (violin).  They will be performing their concertos, accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony, at the Side-by-Side Concert on Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 pm at Phoenix Symphony Hall.  Congratulations to all of the Junior and Senior Division winners of the 57th Annual Young Musicians Competition held on Saturday, January 7 & 8.  The list of Division Winners and the Scholarship Audition results are posted on the Competition page.

Shop at Amazon or Fry’s and support PYS! It’s easy. Click here for details.

2014 Germany Tour

June 9-18, 2014
Musicians from Youth Symphony, Symphonette and Symphonic Winds toured and performed in East Germany. Click Here to see pictures from the trip!

Upcoming Events


String Orchestra – September 16-17 (Camp Sky-Y, Prescott)
Symphonette – September 29-October 1 (Camp Sky-Y, Prescott)

Go to your ensemble login page for forms and details!


Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Central High School
Sunday, November 12, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix


Saturdays, May 12 & 19, 2018
More information on the Auditions page

 Rehearsal Notices

Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Central High School unless otherwise noted:

September 20: Rehearsal

September 27: Rehearsal

October 4: Rehearsal

October 11: Rehearsal


October 18: Fall Break
No Rehearsal

December 20, 27 & January 3: Winter Break
No Rehearsals

March 14: Spring Break
No Rehearsal

April 25: Final Rehearsal

Full Schedule 2017-2018

Absence Form

Click here to submit an absence form. Please read absence policy carefully.

Weekly Newsletter on Musician’s Corner page.

Support PYS