About NYS

The Norwalk Youth Symphony is proud to offer talented and dedicated young musicians the opportunity to set and achieve high personal standards, to discover their capabilities of working together and to share the excitement of performing great music before appreciative listeners.

Founded in 1956, the NYS has expanded since that time to include over 230 musicians from more than 30 area towns each year. Its reputation has also grown.

The NYS has always been characterized by gifted musicians, dedicated conductors, challenging music, and exciting and exacting performances.

Many alumni have gone on to study professionally at music conservatories and colleges such as Juilliard, Eastman, Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Hartt College of Music and the New England Conservatory. Graduates have also played in college orchestras at Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Wellesley, Ithaca, Brown, Princeton, University of California at Berkeley, Williams, MIT, Hamilton, Boston College, Columbia and others. One alumnus is a three-time Grammy Award winner.

All NYS members gain an invaluable discipline and musical experience that instills a lifelong appreciation of music and the arts.