The Hyde Park Youth Symphony brings together diverse students from the south side of Chicago and beyond to provide a high-quality musical performance experience and education as a training ground for the next generation of performers, educators, and advocates of music and the arts.
The Hyde Park Youth Symphony will be the premier south side orchestral performance organization, supported by families and communities from Chicago’s South Side and known for its excellence in providing a training experience. Joining together to perform and grow as musicians, HPYS students from a diversity of racial, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds will gain a sense of civic pride through their achievements in music and will develop a love of music to last a lifetime.
We’re where you are.
The South Side deserves a vibrant orchestral experience here, in the South Side. With students from six zip codes, ten schools, and over twenty neighborhoods, we are the community youth orchestra that serves the entire South Side of Chicago.