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The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras accept applications year-round.
Only one year of instrumental experience is required. Once admitted, students
are welcome and encouraged to begin immediately.


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The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras (EPSYO) was founded in the fall of 2005 to serve the talented young musicians of the Greater El Paso region. The EPSYO was, and continues to be, the largest education program of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, and serves more than 300 students from across the region throughout the year.


The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras revolve around four ensembles, each catering to different levels of student musicianship.

All ensembles perform four concerts throughout the academic year in either El Paso’s famed Plaza Theater or the historic Abraham Chavez Theater.

In addition to the academic year, summer sessions are offered with a focus on chamber music.

Special Thanks

Thank you to our Founders ($20,000+) and Partners ($10,000 to $19,999).

Student Testimonials

“The EPSYO program is really fun! Each season we get to explore new music and composers that most students our age do not get to play.”
Massimo Alarcon, YO
“EPSYOs is a great experience. It has helped me open the door to further my musical education alongside my school orchestra.”
Olivia Jenkins, YO