The Prescott Youth Orchestra is happy to announce the new Fall Semester is fast approaching and we’re pulling all the details together. One change is that we’re expanding participation eligibility to include students in grades 5 through 12. There will be separate sections for experienced and beginner musicians.

About the program

The PYO is a string orchestra for students in grades 5-12 who want to learn, or who already play, violin, viola, cello or bass. Our goal is to support local schools in their endeavor to create thriving music programs by providing the opportunity for students to play together after school. Our students receive teaching and mentorship from members of the Prescott Symphony Orchestra organization.

When they reach high school, our students can join their local high school orchestras. Exceptional PYO students can also continue on to play in the Prescott Pops Symphony, where they will continue to receive mentorship from professional musicians. Our dream is to make the Prescott area a haven for string players of all ages.

Also, playing music is a great way to have fun and make friends. It has also been shown to reduce stress and improve coordination, confidence, and the ability to focus. Playing music can even boost brain health!