February 3: VIV and PPW rehearsals are as scheduled - Final Decision

BW rehearsal will be rescheduled for Saturday, February 20 at 10am-12pm
OYO rehearsal will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 4 at 6:45pm-8:45pm (times fixed on 2/3/16)
WG rehearsal will be rescheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 10am-12pm

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Upcoming Events

Winter Strings Concert

Sunday, February 14, 3:00 pm
Wasson High School

Winter Concert for BW, PPW, and OYO with Raffle Drawing

Sunday, February 21, 3:00 pm
Wasson High School - Note the venue change for the drawing. You need not be present to win.

Congratulations to our Young Artist Solo Competition Winners!

The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association and the Colorado Springs Symphonic Guild are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Young Artist Solo Competition. Our final results are as follows:

1st Place: Nicolo Betoni, marimba
2nd Place: Rebecca Park, flute
3rd Place: Jory Lane, violin
4th Place: Hannah Tassler, flute

Congratulations to all our competitors for their great performances. The level of musicianship demonstrated was tremendous. We look forward to Nicolo's performance at our May 1 concert!

CSYSA - Best of the Springs

The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony needs your vote! Every year the Gazette hosts a competition called "Best of the Springs." Winners in each category are printed in a magazine available all around the area. The winners can use the winning logo on all PR items, advertising, posters etc. This logo has become very recognizable and adds prestige to each organization or business that displays it.
  Go to website: www.thebestofthesprings.com
  Click on the RED BUTTON in top right corner to begin voting, Vote Now.
  Select A&E in the blue menu box.
  You will be asked to type in your email address. This is a secure site, and assures that one
    person cannot vote more than once.
    (You are able to vote once in every category as you wish).
  Of the many categories, scroll down to NON PROFIT ARTIST.
  Select Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association
  You may also type in a comment.
Deadline to vote: February 14, 2016.
WE WON IN 2014 - LET'S DO SO AGAIN IN 2016!!!!

Hiring for a Receptionist

We are currently looking to hire for a part-time receptionist. Job description and application information can be found here.


A special thank you to our upcoming host family from the Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium in Berlin, Germany! The parents of students at the Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium in Berlin, Germany are working to provide housing for our Colorado Springs Youth Symphony musicians on their 2016 European tour. Here is a link to their school: http://www.tmo-berlin.info/

Wir wollen unseren zukuenftigen Gastfamilien an der Thomas Mann Schule in Berlin von Herzen danken. Die Eltern und Schueler des Thomas-Mann-Gymnasiums in Berlin bemuehen sich, Unterkuenfte fuer die Musiker unserer Colorado Springs Youth Symphony waehrend unserer Europa Tour im Juni 2016 zur Verfuegung zu stellen. Hier ist ein Link zu ihrer Schule: http://www.tmo-berlin.info/


We are the most comprehensive instrumental music program for youth in this part of the country. Our mission compels us to provide for artistic development through high quality, diverse music experiences that enrich the cultural environment of local, national and international communities. The Mozart String Project, an outreach program for beginning string players, is offered in school districts where there are no string programs. The Youth Symphony plays for thousands of children and adults yearly, focusing on audiences that have limited exposure to live orchestral music.

Our seven youth ensembles connect families to the life-altering power of musical performance, both in the Pikes Peak Region and around the world. Whether they’re playing at our home base in Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, or far afield in New York’s Carnegie Hall, New Zealand, China, Australia, Bulgaria or Japan, our students benefit from our comprehensive instrumental music program.

Auditions for the 2015-16 season will be held in May. Audition times can be scheduled starting in April. Click here for audition music.

Photos on this site thanks to: Dan Park, Soo Young So, Linda Van Noordt