Salem Youth Symphony



Mozart Players

The Mozart Players, our newest group, is a non-audition, preparatory string group jointly conducted by Mzuri Robertson and Deborah Ward. The Mozart Players were formed in December 2010.

Amadeus Players

The Amadeus Players is an entry level string ensemble conducted by Deborah Ward. The first concert by the Amadeus Players was December 8, 1991.


Philharmonia is a full symphony orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) conducted by Jon Harris-Clippinger. The Cadet Orchestra (now Philharmonia) was added for the December 1965 concert.

Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony is the advanced full symphony orchestra jointly conducted this year by Larry Garrett and Jon Harris-Clippinger. The Salem Junior Symphony (now Youth Symphony) debuted on April 19, 1955!