Shasta College Youth Symphony

The Shasta Youth Symphony Orchestra is now entering its 11th season under the direction of Dr. Richard Fiske. The Orchestra is a course offering of Shasta College, and affiliated with the Shasta Symphony Orchestra. The Shasta Youth Orchestra is a college course for .5 units; as such, students not only gain the opportunity to perform in a quality orchestral setting, they also may earn college credit prior to graduating from high school.

 - Spring Concert 2014 - 
 Sunday, April 27th @ 3:15 p.m. 

Shasta College Theatre​​


The annual Spring Concert of the Shasta Youth Symphony will include Fiddle Faddle Hoedown by Thom Sharp, Chins and Pins by Richard Meyer, American Fiddle Medley arranged by Bob Phillips, Cancion del Amor (Song of Love) by Tim McCarrick.  The concert will feature strings and guitars.  The major work of the concert is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 199 in a slow movement of especial beauty with soloists Sabrina Peppel, flute, and Yasmeen Musthafa, harp.  The full orchestra will perform King William's March by Jeremiah Clarke arranged by Bob Phllips, The Magic of Harry Potter arranged by Michael Story, and Tales of Vandosar by Richard Meyer.​

Youth Symphony Violin Section
Shasta College Youth Symphony - Violin Section 

We are always looking for new members; so, if you play a musical instrument well (especially a string instrument), read music, and live within driving distance of Redding, California, we'd love to hear from you. Contact Dr. Fiske at 

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to provide young music students the opportunity to participate in a performing ensemble that includes regular and frequent rehearsals in an educational setting alongside performers of the highest caliber. The objectives for this orchestra are:

  • Develop instrumental and performance skills.
  • Develop interested and discriminating listeners.
  • Develop music appreciation through study and performance of quality orchestral literature as well as general music education.
  • Provide an opportunity for students from community-wide schools and diverse educational backgrounds to work together.