Seattle Youth Symphony Organization

  • WA


11065 5th Ave NE
Suite A
United States

About Us

Founded in 1942, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) is the largest youth orchestra training program in the United States. The organization serves over 1,893 diverse students each year with five orchestras, two summer festival programs, and extensive partnerships with local public schools. By awarding over $200,000 in financial aid annually, SYSO ensures that every talented student can participate in our programs, regardless of financial resources.

Academic Year Orchestras

The Academic Year Orchestra Program serves over 490 students through 5 full orchestras, rehearsing every Saturday and culminating in 3 public concerts.

Seattle Conservatory of Music

A series of fun and challenging classes that include music theory, sight-singing and ear training, music history and music electives.

SYSO in the Schools

SYSO supports public school instrumental music programs by providing instruction in 25 Seattle-area public schools serving over 600 students annually.

Summer Programs

Summer SYSO opportunities include the prestigious Marrowstone Summer Music Festival held annually in Bellingham, WA and our 2-week program for beginner orchestra students, Marrowstone in the City.