Through the New York Youth Symphony, students between the ages of 12-22 can participate in five tuition-free music programs made possible by over $1 million in scholarships. These include the award-winning Orchestra as well as the Chamber Music, Jazz, Composition, and Apprentice Conducting programs. In addition, the First Music commissioning program allow the New York Youth Symphony to highlight the amazing talent of young composers from around the United States.
In addition to the 5 core programs, the NYYS hosts several workshops that are accessible to all music students. Workshops enable music students to do a deeper dive into specific areas of interest or improvement such as auditioning, applying for college, and selecting a quality instrument.