Through Music, We are One
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 Strings 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 ten 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.
The CSYSA actively seeks to strengthen our community offerings by partnering with other local artistic and service groups.
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony is proud to offer ten full ensembles, several beginner strings sites, as well as other valuable programs so that every student at every skill level can learn and celebrate music together.
For an in-depth look at over 40 years of history, our mission statement, and what makes us unique in the community, take a moment to HEAR OUR STORY!
Music is an incredible tool that connects cultures and communities. We are proud to give students the opportunity to travel the globe and share the message of music.
Approximately 500 young musicians are accepted by audition every year to take part in one of our programs within The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association.
- Sun, Oct 22Mitchell High School AuditoriumOct 22, 2:00 PM – Oct 23, 8:30 PMMitchell High School Auditorium , 1205 Potter Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, USAOct 22, 2:00 PM – Oct 23, 8:30 PMMitchell High School Auditorium , 1205 Potter Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, USAAllegro, Vivace, Bravo! Winds, Pikes Peak Winds, Ovation Youth Orchestra, and Youth Symphony will present the first major concerts of the 2023-2024 Season at Mitchell High School. Tickets available for purchase in the weeks preceding the event.
- Wed, Nov 01Lulu's DownstairsNov 01, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMLulu's Downstairs, 107 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, USA
- Thu, Nov 02CSYSA BuildingNov 02, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PMCSYSA Building, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
- Sat, Dec 02Pikes Peak Center for Performing ArtsDec 02, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PMPikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA
- Wed, Dec 06CSYSA BuildingDec 06, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PMCSYSA Building, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
- Sept. 11 - Oct. 26CSYSA BuildingSept. 11 - Oct. 26CSYSA Building, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USASept. 11 - Oct. 26CSYSA Building, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USAThe CSYSA Student Fundraiser is LIVE! Our students are selling Butter Braids/ Holiday Plants just in time for the holiday season. The window to purchase items is Sept. 11 - Oct. 26. Families mark your calendars-- your student's orders must be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.