“When the downbeat is given, these kids put out some of the best musical sounds that can be heard … the CS Youth Symphony is truly a community treasure.”
– The late Lawrence Leighton Smith, Music Director Emeritus, CO Springs Philharmonic
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association provides life-altering experiences for children ages 8 through 18 via the magic of music. Working cooperatively to produce great art is the true pot of gold at the end of our rainbow. Auditioning, attaining great art skills, learning responsibility, and performing for thousands enable us to share the music and heart of the Pikes Peak region with our community and the world.
We provide a model program for player development that is copied throughout the Midwest. Our musicians are taught to work together through cooperation and hard work. It is a revelation to see what kids are really capable of producing. With few schools offering string programs, we make sure that any child who wants to play in an orchestra and experience the joy of making music can do so. “Through music we are one.”
Did you know?
Our musicians not only excel within our community, but many have graduated from and performed with prestigious universities and orchestras worldwide.