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.

- 2014 Fall Concert - 
"Fallen Leaves & D​ry Ground"
 Sunday, November 16th @ 3:15 p.m. 

Shasta College Theatre​​

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Conducted by Dr. Richard Allen Fiske, the Fall concert of the Shasta Youth Symphony will include Japanese Lullaby for strings by Keiko Yamada, Vince Gassi’s DNA for strings, and Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622.  The full orchestra will perform Bach’s Fantasy on Sleeper's Wake, March from Psalm 19 by Benedetto Marcello, Mouret’s Rondeau, from Masterpiece Theatre, Wagner’s Grand March from Tannhäuser, Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, and Egyptian Legacy for Orchestra by Soon Hee Newbold.​

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(for more information, please call the ACCSS Division Office @ 530-242-7730)

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.