York Symphony Orchestra educational programs expose children, parents and grandparents to the legacy of beautiful symphonic music. Other educational opportunities also include:
Song Writing Contest
The 41st Year!
Students from grades 3-12 are invited to participate. Songs will be judged in three age-appropriate categories (elementary, middle school, and senior high school). The 2018 Song Writing Contest winners will be announced in October 2018.
Open Dress Rehearsal
YSO Summer Music Camp: My Opus Magnum
YSO’s music composition camp is the only one of its kind in the Central Pennsylvania region and is for students in grades 3-12. Camp is held at Logos Academy in York. The 2018 Summer Camp is the week of June 25th. More info can be found here.
$5 Student Tickets
Any available seat in the theater for any performance except the Family Concert Series. Special Student price subscriptions are also available.
In School Performances
The YSO provides an opportunity for students to work with musicians and discover a love for music. Many of our guest artists conduct master classes or residencies in selected schools for students the day before their performance with the YSO. Each year the YSO arranges for these or other opportunities throughout the county.
YJSO and YYSO
To learn more about the York Junior Symphony Orchestra (YJSO) grades 5 through 8 and the York Youth Symphony Orchestra (YYSO) grades 9 through 12 follow the links below.
- York Junior Symphony Orchestra: www.yjso.org
- York Youth Symphony Orchestra:www.yorkyouthsymphony.org