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
Monday, January 21: No Rehearsal
Monday, January 28: Rehearsal for all ensembles; first rehearsal for Mozart Players
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