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 42nd 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). Now accepting entries for the 2019 Song Writing Competition. Rules and entry form available here. (PDF)
Entries are due Friday, October 4, 2019.
Open Dress Rehearsal
YSO Summer Music Camp 2019: 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. The Camp is held at Logos Academy in York. The 2019 Summer Camp is the July 8-12. 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