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The New York Youth Symphony is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, including the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance - Classical. It is recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in chamber music, conducting, composition, jazz, and musical theater songwriting with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 170 works from young composers since 1984.



While we currently do not have any workshops going on, please check back here to see our next workshops will be. Workshops are offered to current students in various topics ranging from applying to colleges, applying to festivals and social activism in the arts. These workshops are yet another way that we can support our students in furthering their understanding and education as it relates to their journey in music.

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