The PGSYO is a cooperative venture of the PGSO and the PGCM to provide the youth of the city and surrounding communities the opportunity to experience the joy of making orchestral music, develop relationships with peers and develop as musicians. 

If you are a young string player from the Prince George and nearby areas the Prince George Symphony Youth Orchestra is for you!  Here are a few of the reasons we hope you will consider participating:

ENJOY meeting and playing marvellous music with other youth from your community with similar interests.

LEARN valuable musical skills such as listening, timing, intonation and more.

STUDY with our fabulous music director Donna Williams. We will also have guest clinicians who will help you hone your playing in sectionals. 

EXPERIENCE playing under the baton of special guest conductor Michael Hall of the PGSO.



Here are some of the details:

Fall/Winter Session Starts Monday, October 30, 2023.

Rehearsals will be held at the Trinity United Church, 3555 5th Ave (corner of 5th & Union.)  There are two groups: one for students who are at the end of Suzuki book 1 to book 3 or Royal Conservatory of Music levels 1- 4 and another group for more advanced students. Rehearsal times: TBD 

Rehearsal dates: Mondays, Jr. 6-7 pm, Sr., 7-8 pm, Oct 30, Nov 6, 20, 27, Dec 4 (tentative,) Jan 8, 15, 22, 28 (afternoon dress rehearsal,) 29 (concert), Feb 5 (Dvorak rehearsal with Michael Hall, seniors only,) Feb 10 (concert with the PGSO.)

The PGSYO will be offered at no cost this year thanks to a generous grant from Iris Energy.



NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS: Please fill out the following application form for the Fall 2023 session.

PGSYO Application Form 2023-2024


 NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS:  Please fill out and submit the following PGSYO Registration Form
(it includes the 'Code of Conduct' and 'Media Release' information.)

PGSYO Registration Form 2023-2024


If you are a non-string player (pianists, wind, brass and percussion) and are interested in joining the PGSYO,
we would like to hear from you. Please fill out the following form:

Expression of Interest Form



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Upcoming Events

Adult Recital 7pm
Dec 1, 2023
Student Recital 7 pm
Dec 8, 2023
Another Winter's Eve - Songs & Stories Celebrating Christmas
Dec 10, 2023
Faculty Concert 3pm
Feb 4, 2024
Student Recital 7pm
Feb 16, 2024

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