Program Scenario Five
Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony
The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony’s mission is to educate and advance the skills of young musicians, enabling them to reach their highest potential. The repertoire is often difficult and always challenging, and the young musicians are selected by open auditions held in June of each year.
· Transforming youth and building capable young citizens with a love of music
· Excellence in musicianship and scholarship through challenging and attractive musical opportunities
· Excellence in leadership training and skill development—professionalism, education, integrity, and preparation
· Music education
· Appreciation and mutual respect
· Financial soundness
The Santa Rosa Philharmonic Youth Symphony (SRPYS) strongly encourages its young musicians to participate in their school music programs. SRPYS schedules events to avoid conflicts with school activities, and excuses absences resulting from a school music program. In addition, SRPYS works with local and regional music and arts organizations in strategic efforts to emphasize the important role of music and arts in education and society at all levels of education and government.