About EVYS

Are you passionate about music? Do you want to be challenged in a way where you can truly grow as a musician? Do you play violin, viola, cello, bass or a wind or percussion instrument? Then the East Valley Youth Symphony is for you! Play incredible music under the direction of fantastic and fun conductors with other talented musicians who enjoy expressing themselves through music. EVYS has three orchestras to accommodate various skill levels. Visit the Orchestras Page to learn about our orchestras and the Auditions Page for more information on audition requirements. Come play with us!

East Valley Youth Symphony, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a group of conductors and music lovers who saw the need for advanced students to use their musical skills in a setting that would both challenge and enhance their abilities.  The organization consists of two strings-only orchestras, one symphony orchestra, and a preparatory winds group, which strives to give less experienced winds players a path to the symphony orchestra. EVYS has approximately 85 members aged 8 through 23.  As a supporter of school music programs, EVYS requires each of its members to participate in their school orchestra (if one is offered). EVYS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that encourages the growth of its musicians, both on a personal and performance level, and is led by professional conductors and dedicated, supportive adults.