Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1977. For more than 45 years, the NSYO has provided students with educational opportunities not available at any university, public school, or conservatory in the province. The orchestra has been described by renowned professional conductors and musicians as one of the finest in Canada, and 85 percent of our nearly 1,000 alumni have gone on to jobs in music-related fields.

In 2018, management of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra was handed over to Symphony Nova Scotia. This new partnership follows the successful mentorship model of many top youth orchestras across North America, providing young musicians with increased opportunities for networking, volunteering, and hands-on learning.

Donations to the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra are processed through Symphony Nova Scotia, but will be solely directed toward NSYO activities. To donate, call 902.421.1300 or click here.