Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra in Seattle

Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra in Seattle

About Us:

The PRYO is a youth orchestra in Seattle. We are dedicated to playing string orchestra repertoire from the Renaissance until Now.  We have premiered pieces written for the PRYO, played authentic film scores, as well as arrangements of popular music.


 We perform three to five concerts a year, including performing at the Royal Room and the Phinney Farmer's Market.


The PRYO is perfect for home-schooled students, students without a school music program, serious music students who may have started when they were older, or for families who can not afford the larger youth symphony associations


We rehearse at the Phinney Neighborhood Association in Greenwood.

Rehearsal Information:

Time: Saturday 2-4pm, September 15th - December 1st

Location: The Phinney Neighborhood Asscotiation, Room 36

Audition Requirements:

Two scales - one major, one melodic minor, any key. (two or three octaves)

One unaccompanied 2-5 minute solo to demonstrate technical proficiency.

Sight reading (material will be provided for you at the audition.


Audition Dates:

September 6, 7, 8, and 10


A $10 non-refundable audition fee

Upcoming Concerts:

Saturday, December 1st, 2pm
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Seattle


Boccherini - Procession of the Military Night Watch in Madrid

Jardanyi - Sinfonietta for Strings

Mozart - Piano Concerto in A major, K.414 Mvmt. I
Grainger - Molly on the Shore


Saturday, March 16th, 2pm
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Seattle


Herrmann  - Music from the film "Psycho"

Badelt - Music from Pirates of the Caribbean

Rachmaninoff - Theme Russe

Richter - Flute Concerto



Saturday, June 1st, 2pm

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Seattle 

PRYO Composition Contest Winer -TBA

Kabalevsky - Piano Concerto No. 3

Tuition:

The cost is $190 a term.


The orchestra dues cover room rental, concert hall rental, purchasing of music and stands, website cost, refreshments, and paying for soloists.

Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra Rehearsal

Basse Dance by Peter Warlock