Salem Youth Symphony



2017-2018 Season

(subject to change)

Rehearsals are Monday at North Salem High School unless indicated otherwise


Please Click Here for information on our updated 2017-2018 SYS Concert Dress Code


First Term, 2017

Sept. 18 – Jump Start for Youth Symphony and Philharmonia at North Salem High School
Philharmonia 6:00-8:00 pm
Youth Symphony 7:00-9:00 pm

Sept. 23. Saturday- AUDITIONS for new members
Sept. 25. Monday- First rehearsal for Amadeus Players, Philharmonia, and Youth Symphony
IMPORTANT ALL PARENT MEETING 7:00-7:30 p.m. at North Salem High School (Mozart parents optional)

Oct. 2, Monday- Rehearsal for all (first rehearsal for Mozart Players)
Oct. 6-7- Amadeus Retreat, 4-H Center, West Salem
Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30- Rehearsals for all

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27- Rehearsals for all

Dec. 4- Rehearsals for all
Dec. 9- Dress rehearsal
Dec. 10, 3:30 pm- WINTER CONCERT

Second Term, 2018

Auditions for Second Term
Jan 8 preceding rehearsal- Philharmonia and Youth Symphony
Email Conductor:

Jan 22 preceding rehearsal- Amadeus Players
Email Executive Director:

Jan. 8- Rehearsal for Philharmonia and Youth Symphony
Jan. 15- No rehearsal (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Jan. 20- Larry Garrett Concerto Competition for Youth Symphony
Jan. 22- Rehearsals for Amadeus Players, Philharmonia and YS
Jan. 29- Rehearsals for all

Feb. 5, 12, 26- Rehearsals for all
Feb. 19- No rehearsal (Presidents’ Day)

Mar. 5, 12, 19- Rehearsals for all
Mar. 26- No rehearsal (Spring Break)

Apr. 2, 9, 16- Rehearsals for all

Apr. 20, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.- Philharmonia Children’s Concert with Central Oregon Youth Symphony in Bend.

Apr. 26, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.- Youth Symphony ONLY dress rehearsal.

Apr. 28- Dress rehearsal for Philharmonia, Mozart Players, and Amadeus Players.

Apr. 29- Spring Concert


SYSA musicians and their parents can view a detailed SYSA Calendar HERE. This page is password protected.

Paperwork Section


Tuition due dates: See the How to Enroll page.
If 2 installments, Oct. 15 and Feb. 15;
If 4 installments, Oct. 15, Nov. 15, Feb. 15, March 15.
Bring your check to a rehearsal, or mail to:
SYSA, P.O. Box 1113, Salem, OR 97308

Volunteer Log

We use a Volunteer Log to keep track of the many hours that our families donate to support our orchestras. You can use the online Volunteer Log. If you prefer, a physical log book will be available at rehearsals.

Absence Form

You can use the online Absence form if you have a conflict.

See summer camps for the latest information on summer camps.