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COLORADO SPRINGS YOUTH SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

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 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 nine 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.

Programs

The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony is proud to offer nine individual groups, so that every student at every skill level can learn and celebrate music together.

Community

The CSYSA actively seeks to strengthen our community offerings by partnering with other local artistic and service groups.

Auditions

Approximately 350 young musicians are accepted by audition every year to take part in one of our programs within The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony.

Travel

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.

Annual Report

For an in-depth look at how the CSYSA serves our community, take a moment to peruse our Annual Report. The report details finances, programs, outreach, and development.

Upcoming Events

  • Mid-Year Auditions
    Sat, Dec 10
    CSYSA
    Dec 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CSYSA, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • Winter Break
    Wed, Dec 21
    CSYSA
    Dec 21, 2022, 12:00 AM – Jan 03, 2023, 11:50 PM
    CSYSA, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • Rehearsals Resume
    Wed, Jan 04
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
    Jan 04, 2023, 4:30 PM
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony , 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • Young Artist Solo Competition
    Sat, Jan 14
    Packard Hall @ Colorado College
    Jan 14, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Packard Hall @ Colorado College, 5 W Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA
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  • French Horn Camp
    Sat, Jan 28
    Colorado Springs
    Jan 28, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Colorado Springs, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • WG Informance
    Wed, Feb 08
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
    Feb 08, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • YASC Guild Performance
    Wed, Feb 15
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
    Feb 15, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • MSP Informance
    Tue, Feb 21
    Location is TBD
    Feb 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • Local Tour - YS
    Fri, Mar 03
    Colorado Springs
    Mar 03, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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  • Winter Concert I - ABB, AMA, ALG & VIV
    Sat, Mar 04
    Ent Center for the Arts
    Mar 04, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
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  • Winter Concert II - BW, PPW & OYO
    Sat, Mar 04
    Ent Center for the Arts
    Mar 04, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
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  • YS Concert
    Sun, Mar 05
    Ent Center for the Arts
    Mar 05, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
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  • CYIA Breakfast Rehearsal - YS
    Wed, Mar 08
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
    Mar 08, 2023, 6:00 PM
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony , 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • Celebrate Youth In the Arts Breakfast - YS
    Mar 09, 2023, 6:00 AM
    Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
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  • Spring Break - No Rehearsals
    Mon, Mar 27
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
    Mar 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – Apr 02, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, 3113 Primrose Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
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  • Local Tour - VIV, PPW
    Fri, Apr 14
    Colorado Springs
    Apr 14, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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  • Chamber Ensemble Concert
    Sun, Apr 16
    Ent Center for the Arts
    Apr 16, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
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  • Local Tour - BW, AMA
    Thu, Apr 20
    Colorado Springs
    Apr 20, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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