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Giving children a ride they will never forget!

On March 1 we honored all of the wonderful people who have made YP concerts possible this year. 

Thank you to all!

34,981 children were introduced to Orchestra Hall and one of our Minnesota treasures -

The Minnesota Orchestra

And it was memorable. 


Join YPSCA to help make this possible for years to come.  


YPSCA always welcomes new members.  

Please go to the membership page to download a form, or contact us by email to sign up or renew.


Join for opportunities like this - and more.  

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YPSCA Announces Winners of 2017 Competition
Read about this year's Competition -- the 60th annual School Music Auditions -- won by cellist Nygel Witherspoon, with nine additional Finalists taking home prizes. Click here for more info, also visit us on Facebook.


Nygil Witherspoon 

Cellist Nygel Witherspoon, 15, winner of the 2017 competition
(photo by Matt Brenengen)



School applications for funding assistance for Young People’s Concert participation through the YPSCA Musical Mentors program are available.

Please click here for the latest grant application form.




Part of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1911

The Young People's Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) was created in support of the Minnesota Orchestra Young People's Concerts in 1911. YPSCA's mission is to instill in young people an appreciation of music and to encourage their continuing interest in the Minnesota Orchestra. YPSCA was formed to assist, augment and promote the Young People's Concerts and YPSCA is still going strong. 

 The 2017 School Music Auditions Finalists performed at Orchestra hall on Sunday, January 29.  

2017 finalists

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