The New York Youth Symphony Orchestra achieves Kickstarter goal!

On October 20, 2014 The New York Youth Symphony Orchestra launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 to help fund our tour to Argentina. 30 days later, thanks to your support we achieved our goal with a total of $31,175 in pledges from 92 backers.

NYYS Orchestra Student Outreach

On Wednesday February 26th Ethan Brown and Sam Zagnit, members of the NNYS Orchestra, visited the newly formed Youth Orchestra of St.

New York Youth Symphony transforms the lives of young musicians

February 11, 2014
Associated Musicians of Greater New York (Local 802)

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono

Chamber Music Students perform at Senior Center

On Friday January 17, students from the Chamber program performed at the Grand Street Settlement's Senior Center through Concerts in Motion.

New York Youth Symphony 50th Anniversary Video

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, The New York Youth Symphony is the most awarded youth program of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, tuition-free 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, and jazz, with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Gramophone Magazine: Celebrating 50 years of the New York Youth Symphony

November 13, 2012
Gramophone Magazine

Vivien Schweitzer of Gramophone Magazine goes behind the scenes of one of America’s most talented youth orchestras. Read the article and watch the New York Youth Symphony's 50th Anniversary Video online at!

Melissa Eisenstat Elected President of Board of Trustees

Melissa Eisenstat

Leslie J. Garfield, Chair of the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), announced that after nine years A. Slade Mills has stepped down as Board President and Melissa Eisenstat has been appointed as the new President of the Board of Trustees.

First Art 2012/2013

Now in its 16th season, the New York Youth Symphony's First Art program commissions the finest visual illustrations from the nation's best emerging talent. This season's artist is Caleb Schaup Smith, aged 14, from Iowa Falls, IA.

50th Anniversary Orchestra Season Tickets On Sale

Season Tickets for the 50th Anniversary Orchestra Season are now available for purchase! The programs for the Season are:


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