The NYYS Musical Theater Composition Songwriter Showcase brings to life the works created by student composers and lyricists in this brand new music education program. 8 months of workshopping, critiquing, and collaborating will culminate in this year-end performance, featuring student performers from the Harlem School of the Arts.
The New York Youth Symphony is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its programs have since grown to encompass chamber music, conducting, composition, musical theater composition, and jazz, with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 150 works from young composers since 1984.