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                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

Tacoma Youth Symphony
Tacoma Youth Symphony (TYS) is a pre-professional symphonic orchestra for advanced high school and college musicians. This orchestra performs music of all styles covering the standard professional repertoire.  Rehearsals are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Saturdays in the TAL Rehearsal Hall.  The Youth Symphony performs three season concerts, a costume concert, two educational concerts, selected outreach concerts and an annual performance of Peter and the Wolf.  The TYS performs in the historic Urban Grace Church in downtown Tacoma.

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra (TYAO) is the second symphonic orchestra that continues the development of skills acquired in TJYS.  TYAO's repertoire is of a higher difficulty level.  There are an increased number of performances of longer length.  It is designed for high school level musicians.  Rehearsals are 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturdays at the TAL Rehearsal Hall.  TYAO performs three season concerts, a costume concert, a school tour and an outreach concert.  TYAO performs at Urban Grace.

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony
Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony (TJYS) is the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association's first full symphony orchestra.  It furthers the skills developed in TSP for string players and is TYSA's first introduction to symphonic literature for woodwind, brass and percussion players.  The repertoire consists of music from the late classical through the romantic periods.  Rehearsals are 2:00 to 4:30 pm Saturdays in the TAL Rehearsal Hall. TJYS performs two season concerts and an outreach performance.  TJYS performs at Urban Grace.
 
Tacoma String Philharmonia
Tacoma String Philharmonia (TSP) is designed for the second level, more advanced string player.  Emphasis is on the continuing development of technique, musicality and ensemble skills.  Rehearsals are Saturdays in the TAL Rehearsal Hall from 2:15 to 4:30 pm, which includes full orchestra time and monthly sectionals.  TSP performs two season concerts and a school tour.  TSP performs at Urban Grace.

Tacoma String Symphony
Tacoma String Symphony (TSS) is the entry level string ensemble for students with a minimum of one year of string experience.  Emphasis is on the development of basic music and ensemble skills.  Rehearsals are Saturdays in the TAL Rehearsal Hall from 12:45 to 2:45 am, which includes full orchestra time and monthly sectionals.  TSS performs two season concerts and a retirement home concert.  TSS performs at Urban Grace.   

the tysa orchestras