Phoenix Youth Symphony

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Auditions for 2016-2017 were held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at MCC Performing Arts Center. Audition results have been mailed. Registration is due by July 31st.

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Orchestral Training

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

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Discover a new love

Music Memory

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

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Test your skills


The Fifty-seventh Annual Young Musicians Competition and Grand Prize/Scholarship Auditions will be held on January 7 & 8, 2017 at MCC Performing Arts Center. YMC Winners Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 14.

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Latest News

Order a PYS zippered sweatshirt.  Sweatshirts are $35 each and orders are due by August 31 (they will not arrive in time for the retreats).

PYS Black Sweatshirts, Mock Up, 2015


PYS is pleased to announce  Ian Grzyb as new Percussion Director and new Symphonic Winds/Chamber Winds Conductor, Aaron Vogel.  Welcome to PYS!

Music Memory 2017 will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at North Phoenix Baptist Church. Teachers : click here to reserve a space for your class!

The rules for the Young Musicians Competition and Scholarship Auditions have been revised and the 2017 application is posted.  The new repertoire list is now updated and available here.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 Young Musicians’ Competition Scholarship Winners. Congratulations to Bobae Johnson (violin) – Grand Prize Winner and Tamachi Goodson (cello) – Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner. They performed their concertos with The Phoenix Symphony at the Side-by-Side Concert on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. CLICK HERE for the complete list of scholarship winners.

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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

PYS Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 pm
Central High School


Symphonic Winds – September 3 & 4 (Camp Stein, Prescott)
String Orchestra – September 10-11 (Camp Pinerock, Prescott)
Youth Symphony – September 9-11 (Camp Sky-Y, Prescott)
Symphonette Orchestra – September 16-18 (Camp Sky-Y, Prescott)

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Rehearsal Notices

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

2016-17 Orientation Meeting : August 24 at 7:00 pm

First Rehearsal : August 31

Rehearsal: September 7

Rehearsal: September 14

Rehearsal: September 21

Rehearsal: September 28

Full 2016-2017 Schedule

Absence Form

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

Weekly Newsletter on Musician’s Corner page.

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