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Bridging Communities & Cultures

In 1996, the CSYSA Board of Directors approved a policy of providing an annual tour experience for every CSYSA auditioned group, with an international tour planned for the Youth Symphony every other year. This aggressive tour schedule reflects the organization’s desire to provide an international experience for as many people as possible. Realizing that some members may have the opportunity to participate in 2 international tours was deemed less of a detraction than having a number of members not travel internationally at all.

  • Japan in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2014

  • Washington D.C. and Kennedy Center, 2001

  • Australia and New Zealand in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2018

  • Eastern Europe (Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic) in 2000

  • Costa Rica in 2004

  • Spain in 2004 

  • New York City and Carnegie Hall 2005, 2010

  • China in 2008 

  • Bulgaria and Turkey in 2012

  • Greece, the Greek Islands, and Turkey in 2022

To date, the CSYSA has planned and implemented highly successful tours to:


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