About the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon

Founded in 1988, the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon (YSSO) organization offers music training and performance opportunities to young instrumental musicians and presents high-quality performances in professional venues and community settings for the public. The organization celebrated its Silver Jubilee Concert Season in 2012-2013 and will celebrate it 30th Anniversary Concert Season in 2017-2018.

Currently, the YSSO organization includes two full orchestras, Youth Symphony (advanced) and Youth Orchestra (intermediate). The two orchestras offer performance levels for both accomplished and aspiring orchestral musicians.

The Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon is nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization guided by a volunteer governing board. The professional staff includes a music director & conductor, an executive director, an orchestra manager/assistant and an executive assistant. Volunteers assist with activities, special events, rehearsals, concerts and initiatives.

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