Who We Are

Fidalgo Youth Symphony (FYS) is a nonprofit organization established in 1995. FYS offers orchestral training and experience for talented young musicians in Northwest Washington. It consists of Sinfonette, Junior and Youth Symphonies. All are under the direction of the talented and highly motivating Sharyn Peterson. The groups meet for rehearsal weekly during the academic year and perform the following concerts: Fall, Holiday, Spring, and Season Finale.


Sinfonette is designed for younger musicians, with special provisions for beginners. This program is designed to help introduce young musicians into our larger programs. Informal audition with David Jones, conductor, is required.

Junior Symphony

Junior Symphony is designed to accommodate musicians up to the age of 21 with a minimum of 2 years private study or permission of the Conductor. They perform intermediate symphonic works and join the Youth Symphony to create the Festival piece featured at each concert.

Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony musicians are the most experienced musicians in our organization, up to the age of 21. They perform challenging symphonic literature on an advanced level.

How to join

A placement interview with our Music Director is required for new students entering Junior and Youth Symphonies, and for returning students who wish to advance from Sinfonette to Junior, or from Junior to Youth. All new musicians interested in joining should contact FYS President Brandi Givens (360-630-1675) to schedule an audition.

Registration information is available on the policies page.


Weekly rehearsals for the new season will begin in September, 2014 and are held every Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N.Laventure Rd, Mount Vernon MAP

  • Sinfonette rehearses from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Junior Orchestra rehearses from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Youth Orchestra rehearses from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


2014/2015 Tuition for the Junior Symphony is $400 per year, Youth Symphony is $425 per year, Sinfonette is $320 per year, with $10 discount when paid by Registration Night (Sept. 4, 2014), and discounts for more than one child per family. You may pay by check or by by credit card/PayPal

See the Tuition section of the Policies page for complete information.

Member Absence please contact:

Brandi Givens
or email fidalgoyouthsymphony@gmail.com

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