Palm Springs Youth Training Orchestra


Join Maestro Nunzio Sisto for an enjoyable and educational youth orchestra experience this 2021 season.


Based on his training at the Juilliard School's Pre-College division, the YTO Pre-College Program is an advanced program that will put any student on the trajectory for success.


The YTO Pre-College Program includes:

Private Lessons:

Provided through our partner The Music School, Palm Springs.

(not required for students currently studying with a private teacher)

Online Classes:

Ear Training/Theory

-Students learn to hear music in its parts, and how it's put together.


-Students write their own arrangements to be played by YTO.

Group Instruction:

Orchestral Performance Class

-Students learn to play in an ensemble.


Fall Session Schedule:

16 Weeks + Concert

Starting August 2021

Music Lessons

Location: The Music School PS

scheduled per student

Orchestra Rehearsal

Location: Palm Springs HS

Day: TBD

Time: 03:30 - 06:00

Music Education Classes

Location: Online

Day: TBD


04:00 - 04:45 Ear Training / Theory

04:45 - 05:30 Composition / Arranging
















Round One

Applicants are required to send three short videos demonstrating their instrumental ability to

Round Two

Applicants invited to Round Two will be notified after their video audition has been adjudicated.





Merit based scholarships available for every position.


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Notice: due to issues created by the coronavirus, classes may be canceled or rescheduled.