About the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony provides talented young musicians with a professional orchestral experience. The Youth Symphony was established in 1986 under the name of Jamestown Orchestra of Youth. Now known as the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony, the organization integrates all students from Chautauqua County and surrounding counties.

Membership is open to all students who play an orchestral instrument. We have three separate orchestras: Prelude Strings (playing level I), Young Artists Orchestra (playing levels II and III), and Chamber Orchestra (playing levels IV, V and VI).