The Youth Symphony (EPYS), conducted by Mr. Jose Rios, is an intermediate, full orchestra where students play standard classic literature to expand their musical repertoire and perform in a number of concert experiences.
The Youth Symphony (EPYS) is for students:
11 to 18 Years of Age
(6th graders – 12th graders)
Though the majority of students fit into these age groups, upon request, exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Music Director, in consultation with the conductors.
*tuition rates are subject to change
Rehearsals: Sundays, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Rehearsal for the Fall and Spring semesters do vary at certain times but will remain consistent.
No qualifying student will be turned away from the EPSYO because of an inability to pay tuition. The EPSYO fundraises to provide tuition payment financial aid for musicians whose families demonstrate exceptional need.
Please note that it is mandatory for students receiving financial assistance to participate in fundraisers.
EPSYO Side by Side Concert
The EPSYO is proud to present the third and most anticipated concert of the 2022-2023 season! Please join us for a spectacular evening with our talented young musicians playing along side the El Paso Symphony. Scan the QR code to purchase tickets online.
EPSYO Winter Concert
The EPSYO is proud to present the second concert of the 2022-2023 season! Please join us for a night of beautiful music from El Paso’s talented young musicians. Scan the QR code to purchase tickets online.
With much excitment, the EPSYO is announcing the return of our annual Concerto Competition! The contest will take place in January of 2023 and will award one grand prize winner. Please scan the QR code or browser our program tab for more info.