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Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra

Important COVID-19 Update



Due to the Pandemic the BYSO Board would like to announce that we will be cancelling auditions for the 2020-2021 season.  Everyone that has paid their audition fee will be fully reimbursed.  Please check back in July to find out about auditions for the 2021-2022 season.  

Members of the 2019-2020 BYSO need to check their email for a note from Mrs. Pryor.

Thank you for your patience and keep on practicing!


"...attracts highly-motivated and talented young students and performs high-level orchestral repertoire."

The Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra remains an affiliated group of the Bakersfield Symphony, operating under its board of directors with able assistance from manager Brent Williams. It is comprised of students ranging in age from seventh grade through their first year of undergraduate college. This audition-only ensemble attracts highly-motivated and talented young students and performs high-level orchestral repertoire. Under the musical direction of Maxim Eshkenazy, the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra performs three concerts per year. 

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COVID-19 Update

Please see the above letter for information regarding 2020-21 BYSO auditions and membership. More information will follow.