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 Roxi Dykstra and assistant director Katherine Peter. 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:

Spring 2023: This session will start with a weekend intensive, Sunday/Monday April 2 & 3, followed by 8 rehearsals, and culminating in a concert weekend on June 11 - 13.

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: Juniors 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Seniors 7:00 - 9:00 pm .  The program is free for participants thanks to a grant from the BC Arts Council and courtesy of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and the Prince George Conservatory of Music.

Rehearsal dates: April 2, 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29, June 5, 11. No rehearsals April 10 (Easter Monday) or May 22 (Victoria Day.)



NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS are required to fill out the following application form for the Spring 2023 session.
New students, please fill out the PGSYO Registration Form in addition to the application form.

Spring 2023 Application Form


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

PGSYO Registration Form


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



Recent News

Masterclass with Angela Hewitt!

POSTED: Feb 3, 2023
This masterclass taught by one of the world's most celebrated concert pianists will feature some of the top pianists of Prince George and Northern BC.
The Prince George Conservatory of Music and the Prince George Symphony Orchestra are excited to announce the formation of a new youth orchestra. If you are a young string player from the Prince George and nearby areas this is for you! We are launching the Prince George Symphony Youth Orchestra with a short project starting at the end of April.

Upcoming Events

Quest - Terry Yeh, solo piano recital at Knox Performance Centre
Jun 3, 2023
End of Year Recital 7pm
Jun 9, 2023
Adult End of Year Recital 7pm
Jun 10, 2023
PGSYO Spring Concert
Jun 12, 2023
Final day of classes
Jun 17, 2023

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