Registration, Parent Orientation, Forms & Payments

The Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon organization holds Parent Orientation Sessions in the fall for parents to become acquainted with each other, meet the conductors, staff and governing board, submit all required registration forms and payments, volunteer for tasks and duties during the season, and learn about the organization. YSSO parents, families and musicians are expected to understand and comply with all YSSO organization policies, procedures, expectations and schedules.

Parents are asked to sign up for a variety of important volunteer opportunities following the orientation sessions. Volunteer coordinators are on hand to talk about the duties and to schedule volunteers. YSSO families are asked to assist with at least two volunteer activities during the season in addition to providing refreshments for rehearsals at least twice per year. The success of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon is dependent upon the support and active participation of parents and families.

Parent Orientation Sessions and Registration for the 2016-2017 Concert Season will take place on Sunday, September 25, the day of the first rehearsals. All parents or guaradians are asked to attend the session(s) and registration. Youth Orchestra arents meet at 1:00 p.m. Youth Symphony parents meet at 3:00 p.m. The registration and volunteer recruitment tables will open following each orientation session.

All completed, signed forms and payments are due at registration, including the School Music Program participation form.

2016-2017 Required Registration Forms/Materials Packet (multi-page fillable PDF will be available later this summer)
The PDF packet includes a checklist, the registration and tuition forms, medical/permission and media releases, parent/musician contract, school music program participation form, volunteer needs/opportunities form, and contribution/gift forms. The PDF may be saved to your computer, completed, printed and signed (please sign where indicated on each form), or it can be printed and completed by hand.

2016 Chamber Music Series Application Form (fillable PDF will be available later this summer)
(Optional. For advanced level YSSO musicians. This form must be completed and turned in at registration with all other required registration forms to be considered for participation. Please be aware that YSSO musicians must be registered and all registration forms and any applicable payments/fees must be turned in to be eligible for consideration for participation in the Chamber Music Series and Concerto Competition.)

2017 Concerto Competition Intent to Participate Form
(fillable PDF will be available later this summer)
(Optional. For eligible advanced Youth Symphony musicians. Please complete and turn in the form with all required registration forms and the Concerto Competition fee if interested in participating in the 2017 competition. Please review the eligibility information. NOTE: There is an application receipt deadline each year. The deadline for this season has passed. Late "Concerto Competition Intent to Partcipate" forms will not be accepted.)

YSSO musicians/families must complete, sign and turn in all registration forms and submit applicable payments/fees in order to be listed in concert programs and to be eligible for consideration for the Chamber Music Series and Concerto Competition.

2016-2017 Tuition Assistance Request Form

Please contact the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon ( to request a copy of this form. In order to be considered, the tuition assistance request form must be completed and turned in with all completed, signed registration/release forms at registration. Please review the instructions and provide all of the information requested.

If the annual registration forms are not turned in at registration, musicians and families must complete, sign and mail all forms and tuition/fee payments to the YSSO, P.O. Box 4291, Medford, OR 97501, by no later than October 2.

All musicians must be registered and all completed, signed forms must be turned in each year.

NOTE: The YSSO uses photographs, reproductions, recordings, and other materials for publicity and promotional purposes and online. All YSSO musicians and families must complete and sign the Media, Recording & Photo Release and submit the form with all other annual registration materials.