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Teaching values of teamwork and excellence through musical training, and enabling talented young musicians to advance in musical performance.

Who We Are

Fidalgo Youth Symphony is a nonprofit organization now in its 18th year of offering 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 forms available on the policies page.


Weekly rehearsals begin on September 12, 2013 and are held every Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N.Laventure Rd, Mount Vernon

- Sinfonette rehearse from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- Junior Orchestra rehearse from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Youth Orchestra rehearse from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Tuition for the Junior and Youth Symphony for 2012/2013 is $375 per year with discounts for more than one child per family and for full payment.
Sinfonette tuition is $295 per year with no further discounts.

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


Member Absence please contact:

Brandi Givens

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