Phoenix Youth Symphony

Expanding Horizons Through Music
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Auditions for 2016-2017 were held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at MCC Performing Arts Center.

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Learn from the best

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 (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.

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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


Sunday, October 30  1:00-4:00 pm
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

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Sunday, November 13  3:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix
Guest Artist, Steven Moeckel, violin
$11 – Adults ; $6 – Students


Sunday, November 20  3:00 pm


Wednesday, November 16 (date change)
Full Concert Attire Required

Group photos will be taken during rehearsal.  Individual photos can be taken before or after rehearsal or during the break.

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Rehearsal Notices

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

Rehearsal: October 26

Rehearsal: November 2
Competition Application Deadline

Rehearsal: November 9

Rehearsal: November 16 – Group/Individual Photos
(full concert attire)

Thanksgiving Break/No Rehearsal: November 23

Rehearsal: November 30

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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