Orchestras In The Mesa-Phoenix Metro Area
Phoenix, and it's metro area, including Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert,
Scottsdale and Chandler, have some impressive youth orchestras
to play in. This is such an important outlet for young
enthusiastic music students. Parents, this is where you
should want your kids to spend their time 'hanging out'!!
Not at the malls....
Often school orchestras fall short of offering the most
challenging music to play because they must offer music for
everyone that is that school orchestra. Most of the time the
school orchestra only has the time and numbers to get ALL of the
players together in the same room and at the same time. It
must be difficult for the teacher to try to challenge all levels
there and at the same time, try not to leave anyone behind.
This is not to say that the public schools are not good enough,
but for talented, hard working student players, they are always
searching and needing for harder music, more of a technical and
musical challenge that push the best players. The most
rewarding atmosphere is to join some youth orchestra. The
valley youth orchestras vary a little and also obviously geared
towards the metro area that you live in. For instance, if
you live in Surprise, there is a youth orchestra near you and
you won't have to go all the way to Phoenix or east Mesa to
Most youth orchestras meet once a week (either after dinner on
a school night or a Saturday.) The music demand is usually
much harder and more demanding that their school's music and
students are usually given assignments to go home and play to be
ready for the next week.
It's another great outlet for young, enthusiastic players.
From a parent's perspective, it's safe environment where nice
(nerdy) music kids can meet and have a great time together
Some of the area's top youth orchestras (we are not ranking
them here in any way!)
Outside of Phoenix area:
If we missed your youth orchestra here or you think we
should list one, please
email us here and we will.