The New York Youth Symphony

Educating and Empowering Talented Young Musicians

The New York Youth Symphony is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians.

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Our Debut Album Wins a Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance

On Sunday, February 5th at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, Music Director Michael Repper and our Orchestra won a Grammy Award in the Best Orchestral Performance - Classical category. This is the first time a youth orchestra has won in this category.

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Why Choose NYYS

Become a part of an organization that is all about giving youth the opportunity to explore their abilities and techniques in a non-competitive and inclusive environment while playing with others at an extremely high level of talent.

  • My love for big band playing only grows stronger as I play in the group. I’m so blessed to have been able to play with such high level musicians.

    Avery Gotshell

    Drums

    Iris Sung Nyys

    I love the environment that NYYS creates, since I am able to interact with other students with an equal passion for music.

    Iris Sung

    Violin

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    With the various instrumentation assignments, I was naturally obliged to compose more consistently but while maintaining a level of inspiration and direction throughout

    Haeon Lee

    Composer

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