Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra

This is an ensemble experience you’ll always remember! Advanced string, wind, brass, percussion, piano and harp players rehearse and perform an exciting mix of music and participate in international tours and exchanges with other youth orchestras.

The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO) is made up of string, wind, brass, percussion, piano and harp players. Together this dynamic group rehearses and performs a variety of exciting music - from classical to pops. They rehearse on Tuesday evenings mid-September through early May. Each season, the FYSO performs joint concerts with area high school bands and orchestras and a solo concert at The Whiting. 

Travel and exchange opportunities abound with the FYSO. The orchestra has developed relationships with the Limonest Youth Orchestra and Courbevoie Youth Orchestra (France), Great Island Fiddlers and Cork County Youth Orchestra (Ireland) and Gunma (Japan) Junior Philharmonic. Every other year, the group travels to one of those countries to perform with those orchestras and others. The FYSO toured France and England in Spring 2018, France in 2016 and Ireland in 2014.

In years when it is not on the road, the FYSO frequently hosts foreign visitors. During the 2016-2017 season, they hosted musicians of both the Courbevoie Youth Orchestra and Limonest Conservatory. The Limonest Conservatory Youth Orchestra returned again in 2019 and the groups performed together for the Flint July 4th Celebration at Atwood Stadium. FYSO members have wonderful opportunities to work with the professional musicians in the Flint Symphony Orchestra. They receive coaching, observe and play at FSO rehearsals, attend FSO concerts and even have the chance to meet Maestro Enrique Diemecke! Want to join? Contact us!

Weekly Rehearsals 
Pierson Torre
TU6:15 - 9:00pm100 

Fall string sectionals 

9/22 - 11/10

TH4:30 - 6:00pmStage

Winter string sectionals

1/6 - 3/3

TH4:30 - 6:00pmStage

REGISTRATION FEE IS DUE ONCE PER SCHOOL YEAR: $20/student; maximum of $40/family. Annual registration fee waived and 10% discount for Genesee County residents.

Would you like to audition for the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra? Click here to learn more.