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CSYSA Summer Programs

The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association is pleased to present a collection of summer music

programs each year open to CSYSA musicians and non-CSYSA musicians! 

Jazz Band Camp 
June 19 - 23, 2023

We’re excited to announce that the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association will be holding not just one, but TWO jazz band camps this summer! This year's exciting addition is a middle school program. The big bands are for middle and high school students, grades 6-12. If you play alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar , bass guitar, vibes, or drums you can sign up for the bands! The CSYSA Jazz Big Band Camp is a 5-day summer experience that allows students a chance to play in an excellent big band, be exposed to great jazz literature of varying styles, play in sectionals led by experienced players and educators, learn jazz theory, and give a concert at the end of the week.

Summer Brass 
June 8 - 15, 2023

The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association is a proud sponsor of Summer Brass. To learn more, please visit

Manitou Chamber Music Festival
July 9 - 23, 2023

The Manitou Chamber Music Festival is an immersive program designed to exponentially increase students’ musical understanding and performing experience. Each string quartet studies two complete multi-movement chamber works - one string quartet and one quintet with a faculty member - and performs both pieces on the final student concert, as well as a chamber orchestra piece with all festival musicians and faculty. At our festival, we believe that students playing side-by-side with professionals is the fastest way to excellence. The number of faculty/student contact hours are unmatched by any other program.

Sounds of Summer Orchestra
Green Box Arts Festival
July 12 - 14, 2023

This year, we're excited to return to presenting the Sounds of Summer Orchestra! This orchestra is open to current members of Vivace, Ovation, Pikes Peak Winds, and Youth Symphony. Also invited are any CSYSA alumni, coaches, private teachers, and parents of our musicians--as long as they perform at a level similar to you.

The Green Box Arts Festival is an annual event featuring musicians, artists, and dancers from all over the USA. We are indeed honored to be included in this year's festival, representing orchestral artists.

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