Each March the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association sponsors an orchestra festival for Middle School and Junior High School orchestras. The uniqueness of this String Orchestra Festival (SOF), is that it provides a non-competitive environment for 1,250 middle and junior high school musicians to perform as well as listen and learn. Coming from throughout the Puget Sound area, full school orchestras meet at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, perform for one another and listen to TYSA chamber musicians. A month prior to the festival, school orchestras are provided with festival music to learn. In the huge festival orchestra setting under renowned maestros, they join together to perform these works.
If you would like your middle or junior high school orchestra to participate in this highly acclaimed event, please contact Dr. Jensen for an application.
Dr. Anna Jensen, Education Specialist
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, Inc
901 Broadway, Suite 500
Tacoma, WA 98402-4415
or call (253) 627-2792.