With high quality education and a lifelong passion for music, we foster a diverse community of musicians.


…to Boulder Youth Symphony! We believe that music should be fun, exciting, and benefit young musicians and the performing arts community of Boulder County..


Mission Statement

To promote optimal artistic advancement and musical development in young musicians through high quality study and performance of diverse and challenging instrumental music.

Strategic Goals

  • Create lifelong excitement and interest in music as performers and audience members.
  • Enrich and support existing school and private music programs.
  • Provide inspiring leadership and motivation that instills pride, self-esteem, and discipline in young musicians.¬†
  • Encourage productive and healthy activities for the youth in order to prevent teenage drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with members, parents, school programs, music teachers, professional and civic orchestras, area colleges, music organizations and the public.
  • Form musical ensembles of optimal depth, balance and variety that challenge each young instrumentalist’s ability and technical advancement.

New Conductor

The Boulder Youth Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Keynes Chen as the new conductor of the BYS Chaconne and Chamber Orchestras.

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