Known for providing music instruction to children, the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association provides much more than that. The nurturing familial atmosphere pervades the entire association from management to the students themselves. TYSA strives to challenge young musicians to pursue musical excellence, seek intellectual stimulation, experience the love and joy of music-making, appreciate cultural diversity, and become socially aware and responsible citizens.

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Bridging Worlds

Bridging Together the Music of Jean Sibelius and William Grant Still

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Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony Season Finale

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony & Tacoma Youth Brass Ensemble Spring Concert

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Legendary Legacy: Dr. Cobbs Farewell to TYSA

The Tacoma Youth Symphony Association celebrates the legacy of Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs as he retires from nearly 3 decades as the Music Director of TYSA. The concert will feature both TYSA student soloists and old friends Carrie Rehkopf and John Michel in the Brahms Double Concerto. Verdis La forza del destino Overture and William Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue will also be performed.

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