Youth auditions

Scottsdale Philharmonic invites young musicians to audition, join new Youth Orchestra

SCOTTSDALE—Do you know talented young musicians, grades 7-12? Be sure to let them know about the new Youth Orchestra sponsored by the Scottsdale Philharmonic.

“Our mission is to bring classical music free of charge to people of all ages,” Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic said. “Our mission is growing. This past year, we began work to form a Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for all students in the Valley grades 7-12.

The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Daniel Atwood, will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the New Vision Center located at 18010 N.  Tatum Blvd in Phoenix, 85032.  The group plans four concerts between October 2019 and May 2020.

We’re excited to move forward with our auditions and practices,” Partridge said.

Admission to the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is by audition. 

Musicians who would like to arrange an audition can visit their website for more information and to download the audition application.  Scholarships are available to help with the application and participation fees.

“We are also working to create an Annual Scottsdale Children’s Concert to introduce all third graders to classical music,” Partridge added. “For the past two years, we provided music camp scholarships to underprivileged youth.”

For more information, visit or call 480-951-6077.

About the Scottsdale Philharmonic

Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors. About 120 volunteers, including over 75 professional musicians, continue to volunteer their time and talent for each of the performances.