About Us

Our goals…..

  • To strive for musical excellence through the performance and in-depth study of repertoire of the highest educational and artistic quality
  • To give young musicians the opportunity to reach their maximum potential
  • To offer a fun, memorable and inspirational musical experience
  • To provide a opportunity for all aspiring young musicians, regardless of gender, race, physical ability or economic status.
  • To encourage students to develop self-esteem, leadership, responsibility, commitment, cooperation and discipline
  • To support our community through free public concerts presenting the timeless beauty of classical music


North Sound Youth Symphony is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our board of directors consists entirely of parents of NSYS students. While our rehearsals and concerts take place at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, we are a wholly independent organization.

Tuition accounts for approximately 75% of our operating budget. The remainder is from sponsors and businesses.

Contact Information

Photography Credits

Photographs in the NSYS website are taken by Greg McCracken, Rosemary Vohs and other volunteers.