The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra Inc. serves elementary, high school, and university students from Saskatoon and surrounding communities, and consists of two programs. The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra for players aged 14 to 25 under the direction of Richard Carnegie. Repertoire consists of professional calibre music in a broad range of styles.
The Saskatoon Strings is a string ensemble for players aged 10-18 under the direction of Bernadette Wilson. Both Carnegie and Wilson are members of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, as are the sectional instructors for the SYO program.
Our players study privately and audition for membership. The SYO Inc. strives to offer opportunities for our musicians to become involved in educational programs, leadership activities and community engagement.