Mr. Jack Taylor, Music Director

Mr. Jack Taylor, Conductor - (Symphony Orchestra), Mrs. Pin Chen, Conductor - (String Orchestra), Mr. Gary Yearick, Conductor - (Wind Ensemble)

Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra

Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra has continually offered robust musical training and personal development for young musicians throughout the San Gabriel Valley for over 40 years (1972). PYSO is considered among the best youth orchestras in the Southland. The PYSO is comprised of middle school students from grades six through nine. These committed young people receive advanced instruction and challenging music opportunities through a rigorous program that emphasizes ensemble playing. Members of the PYSO have performed throughout the world, including venues in Vienna, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the ASTA Conference and Competition in Santa Clara and many others. Last season, the PYSO appeared in concert with the United States Air Force Academy Band, Blue Steel at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Members of PYSO have also had many opportunities for additional performances outside the full orchestra program such chamber music at Pasadena Symphony concerts and a special guest appearance on Fox’s TV sensation, Glee. PYSO falls under the auspices of the Pasadena Symphony Association and often interacts with Pasadena Symphony and POPS conductors, guest artists, musicians and staff.

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Weekly Tip

As the 2013-2014 PYSO Season begins, each conductor will have notes and suggestions for things to work on before the next rehearsal. ** Please view this blog on a weekly basis. **

Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 -2014 PYSO Auditions weekend!

Thank you to all of the musicians, parents, judges/coaches, conductors, and all the student managers and volunteers!   You made the 2013 -2014 PYSO Auditions one of the best.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Northwoods Resort and Conference Center

Well, last night Mr. Taylor informed the musicians they would be set up in Chamber groups and they all received a new piece of music.  Here are photos of their first rehearsal.  By the end of the today, each group will perform their music pieces to each other. They sound great already!

Northwoods Resort and Conference Center

Here a quick clip on how they sound.

Northwoods Resort and Conference Center

Hello from Big Bear, Ca. and Northwoods Resort and Conference Center
It was nice drive up the mountain. After the kids got settled in their rooms, Mr. Taylor had a little rehearsal to get the musicians ready for a great weekend.  Thank you for helping us make this weekend happen.

Pasadena Symphony Association

Pasadena Symphony Association
The mission of The Pasadena Symphony Association is to provide orchestral performances of the highest quality and to benefit the community through its music, outreach, and education programs. (Click on Picture for Link)