Our Orchestras: Established in 1965, the Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra (YYSO) gives student musicians ages 8-21 an opportunity to play music in a full symphony orchestra. Participation is by audition; students pay tuition to support operational expenses. Students from throughout the Yakima Valley rehearse weekly under the direction of Bruce Walker. Musical rigor is high; musicianship expectations also are high with strict attendance requirements and adherence to professional standards of conduct. The YYSO facilitates the Yakima Ensemble for Strings (YES!) under the direction of Christy Baisinger to provide younger string players a similar symphonic opportunity.
|For information about the YYSO and YES! please visit www.yyso.org Note: The YYSO website is currently off-line.
Work is underway to restore it. Until that time, you may contact the youth symphony via the YSO CONTACT US form.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
|Link: YYSO-YES 2018-19 Calendar (updated 9/18)|
|Link: YYSO-YES Registration Form (for students who have auditioned and been admitted)|
|Link: YYSO-YES Student Handbook|
|Link coming soon: YYSO-YES Student Financial Assistance Request Form
|Link: YYSO Concerto Competition Form|
|Link: YYSO-YES Parent Volunteer Information|
|Link: Benefits of Youth Symphony|
|Link: Youth Symphony Brochure|
|Spring 2019 Auditions for the 2019-20 Season: Information will be posted soon.|
|If you are new to the youth symphony and/or the area, send us a note via the CONTACT US form on this YSO website. We will contact you with next steps.|
2018-19 Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra Governing Committee