Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO)

Organization Details

NameSeattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO)

Organization Description

Mission statementSYSO in the Schools’ mission is to increase access to outstanding music education in Seattle area public schools.
Service(s) descriptionA comprehensive program that reinforces public school music education programs, SYSO in the Schools currently works with 17 public schools and more than 270 students. It is comprised of two outreach programs: (1) The Musical Pathways Project creates a continuum of instrumental music education through neighborhood school pathways, by continuing to strengthen enrollment from elementary to middle to high school music programs and (2) The Endangered Instruments Program -An in-school program encouraging music students to learn less commonly played instruments.
Program impactThe organization serves over 1,893 diverse students each year with five orchestras, two summer festival programs, and extensive partnerships with local public schools.

Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.

Academic Learning (1 program)

Programs that support and reinforce school-day academic instruction within any subject area - language arts, career and technical education, math, science/technology, visual and performing arts, physical education, health education, ethnic studies, social studies, and world languages - in alignment to the curriculum and academic goals for students and the district.

Expanded Learning (1 program)

Programs that provide opportunities outside of the regular school day to practice and reinforce the skills students are learning in the classroom, to get exposure to new and different areas that may spark their interest and curiosity, and to cultivate strong social emotional skills and mindsets.