Youth Music Programs

If your kids are musical, you’ll want to be sure they have a chance to play or sing with an ensemble! Private/group lessons are fantastic and necessary, but there is something about playing with a larger ensemble that you just can’t find anywhere else. The camaraderie, the team building, the musicality that’s developed is unbeatable. We were thrilled to see the sheer volume of options for kids, and there are so many more that we haven’t yet discovered. Won’t you help make this list the most comprehensive on the net? Just click Add a program to send info on one that you don’t see on the list.

Alabama

Alabama Symphony Orchestra Youth Program (Birmingham)
Decatur Youth Symphony

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Alaska

Alaska Youth Orchestras
Fairbanks Youth Orchestras

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Arizona

Metropolitan Youth Symphony (Mesa)
Phoenix Youth Symphony

Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra 
West Valley Youth Orchestra (Litchfield Park)
Vail Youth Symphony
Youth Symphony of the Southwest (Mesa)

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California

California Youth Symphony (Palo Alto)
California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
(Saratoga)
Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California
(Irvine)
East County Youth Symphony
 (San Diego area)
Sacramento Youth Orchestra 
San Diego Youth Symphony
South Coast Youth Symphony (Cerritos, Mission Viejo, Pomona)
Young Singers of Orange County
Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County 

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Colorado

Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestras
Rocky Ridge Music Center
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra
Denver Young Artists Orchestra

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Connecticut

Connecticut Youth Symphony
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Youth Orchestra & Strings

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras
New England Youth Symphony
Norwalk Youth Symphony
Shoreline Youth Symphony Orchestra
Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra

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Florida

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra
Florida Youth Orchestra

Greater Miami Youth Symphony
Jacksonvilla Symphony Youth Orchestra
South Florida Youth Symphony
Tampa Metro Youth Orchestra

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Georgia

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
Emory Youth Symphony
Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra
Georgia Symphony Youth Orchestra

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Idaho

Idaho Falls Youth Symphony
ISCS Youth Orchestra
Magic Valley Youth Orchestra

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Illinois

Alton Youth Symphony
Bloomington Normal Youth Symphony
Central Illinois Youth Symphony
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony

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Indiana

BSU Youth Symphony Orchestra
Floyd County Youth Symphony
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 
Indian Youth Wind Symphony

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
New World Youth Orchestras
Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana

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Iowa

Des Moines Youth Orchestras
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Youth Ensembles
University of Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra

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Kansas

Lawrence Youth Symphony
Salina Youth Symphony Program

South Kansas Symphony & Southwestern College Youth Symphony

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Maryland

Chesapeake Youth Symphony
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra

Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras

Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras
Worcester Youth Orchestras

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Michigan

Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra 
Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Mid-Michigan Youth Symphony
Oakland Youth Orchestras

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Minnesota

Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra
Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestras

Minnesota Youth Symphonies
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra
Young Musicians of Minnesota

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Mississippi

Gulf Coast Youth Orchestra
Mississippi Music Foundation
Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra
Mississippi Youth Symphony
Southern Mississippi Youth Orchestra

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Missouri

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City 
Youth Symphony of Kansas City

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Nebraska

Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

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New Mexico

Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
Guitar New Mexico Youth Orchestra

Santa Fe Youth Symphony

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New Jersey

Atlantic Youth Orchestra
New Jersey Youth Symphony

New Jersey State Youth Orchestra
Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey
Youth Orchestras of Essex County

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North Carolina

Ashville Symphony Youth Orchestra

Eastern Youth Orchestras
Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra
Union Symphony Youth Orchestra

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Ohio

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Contemporary Youth Orchestra
Lima Area Youth Orchestra
North Cincinatti Youth Orchestra
Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Youth Orchestra
Owasso Youth Orchestra
Tulsa Youth Symphony

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Oregon

Bravo Youth Orchestras
Central Oregon Youth Orchestra

Douglas County Youth Orchestra
Rose City Youth Orchestras
Salem Youth Symphony
Youth Symphonies of Southern Oregon

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Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra
Chester County Youth Orchestra
Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra
Montgomery County Youth Orchestra
Philadelphia Youth Orchestras

Pocono Youth Orchestras

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South Carolina

Carolina Youth Symphony

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Tennessee

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Texas

Arlington Youth Symphony
East Texas Youth Orchestra
El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestras
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra
Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
Homeschool Orchestra of South Texas
Houston Youth Symphony
Noyes Fine Arts Foundation (Choir, Orchestra, Band…)
South Texas Youth Symphony
Texas Youth Orchestra

Waco Symphony Youth Orchestra
Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra

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Utah

American Heritage School Lyceum Orchestra
Northern Utah Youth Symphony
Utah Symphony Youth Guild
Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
Utah Youth Symphony

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Virginia

American Youth Philharmonic 
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia
The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras
McLean Youth Orchestra 
Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra
RSO Youth Orchestra
Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia

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Washington

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West Virginia

West Virginia Youth Symphony

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

Billings Youth Orchestra & Chorale
Casper Youth Orchestra

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