Youth Symphony Orchestra

Helping students dream higher...

If you’re a high school student in the Lancaster County or surrounding areas, you, too, could be a member of the Lancaster County Youth Symphony Orchestra. We’re dedicated to providing our area’s young men and women the opportunity to accomplish more with their orchestral performances, and at a higher level than they’ve dreamed possible.

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Lancaster County Youth Symphony Members…

  • Learn a variety of standard symphonic and string orchestral literature
  • Rehearse Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lancaster Mennonite School
  • Perform three exciting concerts every season

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About The Conductor, Micah Albrycht

A native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Micah Albrycht graduated in 2010 from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Graduating Cum Laude, he also served as both concertmaster and principal viola of the College Orchestra. From 2010-2014, Mr. Albrycht served as Instrumental Director at Lancaster Mennonite School where he oversaw the instrumental program, directed the pit orchestra, and served as music department chair. His passion for performing brought him to Penn State University where he graduated in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance under the direction of Professor James Lyon. Mr. Albrycht’s former violin teachers include Kevin Lawrence (UNSCA), and Diane Monroe (Temple University). As a freelance violinist, Mr. Albrycht has played with the Altoona, Williamsport, and York Symphonies, as well as the Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster. As an educator, he currently serves as Director of Orchestras at Exeter Township Senior High School. Mr. Albrycht is thrilled to begin working with the students of the Lancaster County Youth Symphony.

Membership Requirements

  • Must be a student in grades 9 through 12.
  • Musically-advanced students in grades 8 and under are welcome to try out, but must indicate their interest to the judges at the time of audition.
  • All selected Youth Symphony members will pay a membership fee of $125.00.
    (Families with two or more members in Lancaster County Youth Ensembles will receive a discount).

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Rehearsal & Concert Dates

The schedule of rehearsal and concert dates will be distributed at the audition. Each member is required to check with his or her school music department for schedule conflicts and report conflicts within one week.

Communication & Announcements

Since virtually all LCYSO communication is done electronically, members are advised to check their email often for audition times, news, and information, and add to their address book to prevent blocking. If your email address changes, please notify us immediately.

Not in high school, but musically advanced for your age? You’re welcome to audition, too!

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