In addition to the regular orchestral program, TYSA augments its curriculum with sectionals, chamber music, private lessons and music theory classes. Through eight orchestras and adjunct programs, the TYSA reaches over 30,000 people annually. The successful Evergreen Music Festival, summer music program provides opportunity for our students together with students not in our regular program to experience the love and joy of performing music together. The uniqueness of the March String Orchestra Festival provides for over 1,250 middle/junior high musicians. Coming from throughout Puget Sound, full school orchestras meet at The Evergreen State College, perform for one another and listen to TYSA chamber musicians. A month prior to the festival, the TYSA provides school orchestras with festival music to learn. During the festival they join together to perform these works under the direction of renowned maestros. TYSA seeks out performance opportunities in nursing homes and underserved outlying communities. The Chamber Series thrives, as do the sold out children’s concert and our annual multi-concert school tour.
If you would like to bring your 4th graders to a TYS performance conducted by Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, contact Dr. Anna Jensen at (253) 627-2792 for additional information regarding our Education Concerts.
Evergreen Music Festival
Two week long sessions provide intensive summer music training to string, brass, woodwind and percussion students. Follow the links for additional information for each session. Online applications are also available.