UPDATE PLAN FOR FALL 2020: In place of our large ensembles PYSO will be offering an enhanced, weekly in-person Chamber Music Program for all participant in the fall 2020. If you are viewing from a phone or tablet, scroll down for more information. The first rehearsal will be delayed until after Labor Day to allow PYSO more clarity and preparation for our plans.
PYSO Board President, Michael Potter, was interviewed on Fox 10 AZAM on July 17, 2020. Watch the interview HERE!
Registration forms for the 2020-2021 season are posted on the ensemble pages. Login to your ensemble using the password sent with your acceptance information. Registration forms and payments/deposits has been extended to Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm. If you have question please contact the orchestra manager.
August Auditions (late auditions) for the 2020-2021 season will be held via audition videos using the Acceptd online audition platform in place of live auditions. Submission deadline is Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm. To apply for the August Auditions please click on the Acceptd logo on the Auditions page. You will be redirected to the PYS Acceptd landing page for application. August non-refundable audition fee is $35. Requested scales for the video auditions have been posted on the Auditions page.
Some of the PYSO Ensembles have new names for the upcoming season. The names of the ensembles are:
Wind Orchestra (formerly Symphonic Winds)
Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly Symphonette Orchestra)
Symphony Orchestra (formerly Youth Symphony)
PYS has been interviewing the 2020 graduating seniors in a feature called SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS 2020. CLICK HERE to meet Youth Symphony trombonist, Gracie Potter.
Congratulations to PYS Artistic Director, Youth Symphony Conductor, and Resident Conductor, The Phoenix Symphony, Matthew Kasper. Maestro Kasper is a recipient of this year’s The Sir Georg Solti Career Assistance Award. The award, which named 20 recipients this year, recognizes outstanding young American conductors.
CLICK HERE for the latest issue of PYS’ quarterly newsletter, Grace Notes. Past issues are available on the About Us page.
Watch Matthew Kasper, Phoenix Symphony Resident Conductor (and PYS Music Director and Youth Symphony Conductor) on Arizona PBS “Art in the 48”:
The Phoenix Youth Symphony is actively seeking candidates to fill our newly established position of Executive Director. CLICK HERE for more information.
CLICK HERE to watch Arizona Morning Fox 10 News at Music Memory on February 4, 2020.
Congratulations to the 2020 Young Musicians Competition Grand Prize Winner, Ethan Yang (violin), and Otranto Prize Winner, Daniel Walker (flute). They performed their concertos, accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony, at the Side-by-Side Concert on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm at Phoenix Symphony Hall. Congratulations to all of the 2020 Scholarship Winners: 2020 YMC Scholarship Auditions Final Results.
Congratulations to all of the Junior and Senior Division Winners of the 60th Annual Young Musicians Competition held on Saturday, January 4th. The complete list is posted on the Competition page.
PRACTICE NOTES & REHEARSAL ORDER
Practice information and the weekly rehearsal order are posted on the Musicians Corner page each week.
The 2020-2021 Handbook will be posted on Musician’s Corner soon.
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