Welcome to Hyde Park Youth Symphony

Join us on Sunday, March 8 at 3:00pm for the Winter Concert
at the Hyde Park Union Church!

Hyde Park Youth Symphony

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS) is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a high-quality arts experience to youth on the south side of Chicago and nurturing in them a love for music that will last a lifetime. The Symphony serves a broad range of young people and families, from a variety of public, private, and home school programs, and from a diversity of racial, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds.

This season, the Symphony celebrates over 35 years of music making. The Symphony proudly provides a truly unique experience for student musicians in their early years from grades two to twelve. Join the HPYS as a member family providing your child with a musical opportunity that builds on and extends the learning of the private and school instruction of your son or daughter taking it to the next level. The HPYS experience allows student musicians to perform in an orchestral group setting with their peers while the challenge of chamber ensembles hones their musical abilities in a smaller group setting. Junior Strings focus on performing together while the variety of strings, winds and brass instruments come together to voice great symphonic works for the Intermediate and Senior Orchestra levels.

As a music organization committed to the arts and maintaining such options for our children we hope you will consider joining the HPYS family through membership, attending our concerts and or as a supporter of our mission. We hope to see you soon.

News & Announcements

A New Logo For Hyde Park Youth Symphony

Hyde Park Youth Symphony

Senior violinist's Ashbey's father wishes to thank HPYS for allowing him to create the new logo we now have proudly affixed to our website and stationary. We at HPYS thank Ashbey's father for his wonderful artwork! Additionally, we are pleased to endorse Mark Studney's expertise for your marketing needs.

Upcoming Performances

Winter Concert

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 | 3:00 PM
Hyde Park Union Church [directions]

Join HPYS Intermediate and Senior Orchestras as we counter winter with renditions of Vivaldi's Winter, Beethoven's First Symphony, Bizet's Habanera from Carmen, and La Bamba. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, please join us for this warming event!


Auditions are held at the Hyde Park Union Church
5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

To schedule an appointment, email auditions@hpys.org or call 1-773-595-1318

Welcoming student musicians in grades 1 - 12
Accepting strings, wind, brass, and percussion instruments at all levels
Please refer to the Auditions page for further information

Opportunities for Involvement

We operate, succeed and prosper with the help of parents and the community. Please download the Opportunities for Involvement form (pdf) and choose which area(s) would best benefit from your enthusiasm and talents.