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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Join and Donate

All YPSCA members are encouraged to engage with our programs and to attend Young People’s Concerts and additional concerts by the Minnesota Orchestra. YPSCA members also receive invitations to our Annual Meeting and other special events throughout the year, often with wonderful music: a fall luncheon, a December martini party, the SMA finals, an appreciation reception and an annual spring luncheon.

Joining YPSCA and supporting its programs is easy: just print, complete and mail this form. You can also feel good knowing that all membership fees and gifts in support of programs go directly to further YPSCA’s mission: sharing with young people a deep appreciation of classical music and encouraging their engagement with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Download Membership Form

YPSCA Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

YPSCA offers many opportunities to help. Use our Membership/Donation Form to let us know what interests you the most, or contact us.

YP Volunteer Usher Program

Members serve as volunteer ushers for Young People’s concerts, helping professional staff guide students and teachers in and out of Orchestra Hall, making them feel welcome and providing a friendly public face for the Minnesota Orchestra.

Volunteer Usher Information

Musical Mentors

Members help identify and select school districts to receive YPSCA support, based on economic need, enabling their students to participate in Young People Concerts. Additional responsibilities: preparing an annual budget for board approval that includes tickets, buses and an in-school educational program, and maintaining the Musical Mentor donor records and database. 

Musical Mentors Information

School Music Audition Competition

Members plan and carry out all aspects of the annual competition, including recruiting talented young participants, judges and volunteers, securing venues and managing all stages of the competition.

School Music Audition Competition Information

Special Projects

Members help with candy sales to raise funds at movie-themed concerts or with other projects as appropriate.

Development

Members plan fundraising efforts for all programs and coordinate donor appreciation. They cultivate relationships with donors and potential donors and advocate on behalf of the Young People’s Symphony Concert Association. 

Membership

Members plan and coordinate membership drives and work to help make members feel welcome and engaged. 

Finance

Members assist in the financial planning and reporting for YPSCA, helping assure the continuing fiscal health and services of our organization.

Hospitality

Members of this committee plan and coordinate receptions and recognition events and oversee arrangements for member events and social gatherings, including food and settings. 

Publicity

Members plan and coordinate promotion of YPSCA activities and purposes to the Membership and the larger community. They work through publications of the Orchestra and local communities, the YPSCA website and other potential media. Photographers welcome!