A Community Treasure

                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association



The Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra is conducted by Dale Johnson.  TYAO performs three regular concerts each season in the Rialto Theater and Urban Grace Church as well as a school tour and "runout" concerts to more distant venues.

For the 2020-2021 season TYAO and TJYS will be a combined orchestra conducted by Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs


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Rehearsal Schedule

Direct all schedule and emergency absence information to your Rehearsal Assistant and not the TYSA office.
Absences must have a completed Request Form turned in






Concert Dress for TYAO Participants
Ladies:  White long-sleeved tuxedo shirt (boys) available at www.tuxedowholesalers.com, long black skirt "Symphony Concert Skirt" purchased at www.tuxedowholesalers.com, black pantyhose, black dress shoes, no jewelry, cummerbund optional.

Gentlemen:  Black dress slacks, white long-sleeved tuxedo shirt available at www.tuxedowholesalers.com, black bow tie, black socks, black dress shoes, cummerbund optional.

Tacoma young artists orchestra