The Youth Symphony is the premier group of Salem Youth Symphonies. The orchestra‘s repertoire includes the staples of symphonic literature. With an age limit of 21, our musicians come from home schools, private schools, public schools and community colleges in the greater Salem area. A good percentage of our students also distinguish themselves as participants in Oregon All State, MENC All Northwest, Salem Keizer Honor groups, District and State Solo Contest and our area’s concerto competitions including the Connie Fritz Memorial and the Wiscarson Competition. Besides performing with the orchestra, musicians have opportunities to perform in community service for other arts organizations such as the Oregon Symphony in Salem and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. -Mr. Garrett
Jan 14, Monday– First rehearsal for Amadeus Players, Philharmonia and Youth Symphony
Jan 21, Monday– NO REHEARSAL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 28, Monday– Rehearsal for ALL Ensembles – First rehearsal for Mozart Players
Feb. 4, 11, Mondays- Rehearsal for ALL Ensembles
Feb. 18, Monday– NO REHEARSAL, Presidents Day
Feb. 25, Monday– Rehearsal for ALL Ensembles
*March 1, Friday- Make-up Rehearsal for Youth Symphony Orchestra only
Mar. 4, Monday– Rehearsal for ALL Ensembles
Mar. 7, Thursday– Newport Children’s Concert for Youth Symphony
Mar. 11, 18, Mondays– Rehearsal for ALL Ensembles
Mar. 25, Monday– NO REHEARSAL, Spring Break
Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Monday– Rehearsal for ALL Ensembles
Apr. TBD– Children’s Concert for Philharmonia
May 4, Saturday– Dress Rehearsal
May 5, Sunday– SPRING CONCERT
SYSA musicians and their families can subscribe to the SYS Google Calendar HERE. This page is password protected.
Click HERE for a PDF version of the calendar.
Tuition due dates: See the Auditions page.
If 2 installments, Oct. 15 and Feb. 15;
If 4 installments, Oct. 15, Nov. 15, Feb. 15, March 15.
Bring your check to a rehearsal, or mail to:
SYSA, P.O. Box 1113, Salem, OR 97308
We use an online Volunteer Log to keep track of the many hours that our families donate to support our orchestras.
SYS is now using SignUp.com to post and fill volunteer positions.
You can use the online Absence form if you have a conflict.
See summer camps for the latest information on summer camps.
Salem Youth Symphony fosters the talents of dedicated young musicians by providing them with the opportunity to
Salem Youth Symphony provides four levels of orchestral experience geared for youth throughout age twenty-one.
MOZART PLAYERS: A non-audition early level string ensemble.
AMADEUS PLAYERS: A mid-level string ensemble.
PHILHARMONIA: A full symphony orchestra.
YOUTH SYMPHONY: The advanced full symphony orchestra.
Visit the Auditions page to learn more about joining SYS.
Salem Youth Symphony, in support of public and private school music programs, requires students to be enrolled in a musical ensemble offered at their school for their instrument.
Salem Youth Symphony