About EVYS

Love music? Do you play violin, viola, cello, bass? Or perhaps you are a percussionist, play a woodwind or brass instrument? Does it make you feel on top of the world? Then the East Valley Youth Symphony is for you! Play incredible music under the direction of fantastic and fun conductors with other musicians who also like to express themselves through music. Three orchestras to accommodate various playing levels. Visit the “About” Tab for more information on each orchestra and audition requirements.  Click on the “Play With Us” Tab for upcoming auditions. 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 group is made up of two strings-only orchestras and one symphony orchestra, and has approximately 75 members aged 8 through 20.  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.