YPSCA provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for its members, such as ushering for Young People’s Concerts, assisting with our annual Concerto Competition, raising funds and friends for YPSCA by selling candy at Minnesota Orchestra’s Movies & Music events, and advising and/or assisting the YPSCA Board on a variety of outreach and organizational initiatives.
Volunteer ushers perform the important task of greeting and welcoming entire busloads of students as they enter Orchestra Hall.
YPSCA volunteer ushers can attend the Young People’s Concerts for which they volunteer. In addition, they receive discounted and/or complimentary tickets to Minnesota Orchestra concerts after completing multiple shifts. Of course, they share immediately in the thrill the students feel at each Young People’s Concert, full of anticipation when they enter Orchestra Hall, fascination as they attend the concert and still more excitement when they talk about it after the concert. This is why many ushers volunteer year after year.
Concert Competition volunteers assist with guiding student performers to practice rooms and performance spaces, serving as announcers and timekeepers, taking photographs, ushering guests, preparing receptions, distributing publicity, and helping with planning and running the event.
YPSCA members sell movie-size boxes of candy at the Orchestra’s Movies & Music performances to raise funds for YPSCA’s initiatives.