Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

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As a non-profit organization, the TYSA is always seeking opportunity for support.  This can be in a variety of forms: donations, volunteering, joining us as an audience member or connecting us with your business for possible sponsorships.  Please join our musical family by sharing your talents.  Contact us by clicking above.

A wonderful opportunity awaits youth aged 6-21 as they join the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association.  Each August youth play a classical piece of their choice for our conductors.  Qualified students are placed in one or more of our 8 performing groups according to their ability.  It is a fun learning experience for the students to demonstrate their musical growth.

Music Director

Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs

An appreciation for music and classical education are key ingredients to musical success.  At the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, we promise to give you an unsurpassed symphonic learning experience that will develop your musical talents more than you have ever dreamed. Through our program of concerts, rehearsals, music theory and a comprehensive summer festival we engage all aspects of a classical music education creating a solid foundation for your musical journey.

Concerts are an integral part of our program as music is a social sharing opportunity.  The students prepare concert programs under the direction of renowned conductors, professional coaches and mentors.  Performances are held throughout the season and are for novice audience members through classical music aficionados.  Of particular note is our Costume Concert held in October.  Enjoy music from your favorite stage and screen shows!

Symphonic music education for ages 6-21

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