New York Youth Symphony

Genre: Classical Music

Country of Origin: Singapore

The New York Youth Symphony is a tuition-free music organization for youth in New York City. Its programs include its flagship symphony orchestra, Chamber Music program, Jazz Band Classic, Apprentice Conducting, and Making Score(composition program). Its members range from 12 to 22 years of age. The Youth Symphony is also a leader in classical music with its innovative commissioning program called First Music, in which young composers are selected to write works for the programs. Each Orchestra program (there are three each year) includes such a world premiere. There is also a First Art commissioning program for young visual artists.