The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) has been training tomorrow’s classical musicians since 1972. Now in its 50th year, PYSO is considered among the finest youth orchestras in the country.
Participants are chosen by audition from more than 300 applicants each year. Since its inception, the PYSO has toured internationally on many occasions to perform in some of the world’s greatest concert halls.
PYSO fosters dedication, excellence, fellowship, and passion in the development of those who are not only outstanding young musicians, but outstanding young individuals. Our ensembles include: All City Orchestra, Prelude Strings, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Symphony, and Philharmonic. For more information on these ensembles, including rehearsal times, please visit our Ensembles page.