Expanding Horizons for Youth through Music. Phoenix Youth Symphony provides young people in pursuit of excellence and connect the unconnected through educational, experiential and creative music performance.
Auditions for 2016-2017 will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (all ensembles) at MCC Performing Arts Center. Auditions for Youth Symphony may also be scheduled on May 14 if we are unable to accommodate all of the auditions on May 21. Information is available here.Learn More
Conducted by professional musicians, PYS’s 6 Ensembles offer outstanding learning and performance opportunities.
The Fifty-sixth Annual Young Musicians Competition Grand Prize/Scholarship Auditions will be held on January 9 & 10, 2016 at Mesa Community College. YMC Winners’ Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
Music Memory is a cultural enrichment program designed to enhance understanding and appreciation of symphonic music.LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO SUPPORT PYS
Congrats to Desert Vista High School – 1st place in the Division I Arizona State Marching Championships:
Jordan Gotwalt, Jonathan Lee, Nori Matsushita, and Michael Kang
Congrats to the following students who placed in the ASTA State Solo Competition:
Mitchel Wang, 3rd place – Junior Category
Jonathan Pak, Honorable Mention Junior Category
Chase Lee, 1st place – Senior Category
Friday, April 10 at 7pm – Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley
Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 pm – SaddleBrooke DesertView Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 12 at 3pm – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Congrats to the Deer Valley High School Marching Band – 2014 Division II ABODA State Marching Champions!
1st place – Belle Wang
2nd place – Mitchel Wang
3rd place – Alicia Wu
Honorable Mention – Isabella Biggs
1st place – Bobae Johnson
2nd place – Teresa Yu
Honorable mention – Chase Lee, Ann Chang
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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!
HOLIDAY PRELUDE XXX
Friday, December 4
10:00 am-Boutiques open
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Fashion show
PYS’ largest annual fundraiser!
Raffle tickets available at the event or at rehearsals. Cash or checks made out to Holiday Prelude. 1 for $10, 3 for $25, 7 for $50, 15 for $100. Prize packages come from The Phoenician Resort, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Opera, Village Health Club and Spa, and more.Holiday Prelude XXX
PYS 56th ANNUAL YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP AUDITONS
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Mesa Community College
Beginning at 1:00 pm
Free; Open to the public!
Come and watch the Senior Division finalists from Saturday’s competition compete for scholarships to renowned music camps and for the opportunity to perform their concerto with The Phoenix Symphony at the annual Side-by-Side Concert on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Phoenix Symphony Hall
Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Central High School unless otherwise noted:
November 25: No Rehearsal
December 2: Rehearsal
Pictures – All Ensembles
December 9: Rehearsal
December 16, 23 & 30: No Rehearsals
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Weekly Newsletter on Musician’s Corner page.