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About the Lone Star Youth Orchestra

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO) provides young, advanced level instrumentalists in the Metroplex area the opportunity to supplement and enhance their music education through opportunities to learn symphonic literature and high quality orchestral and ensemble training. Membership, by audition, in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is open to middle school and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players.

Founded in 1999, the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is currently under the direction of Dr. Kevin Pearce. Rehearsals take place weekly, on Wednesday, at the Irving Arts Center from 6:30 - 9:00 PM, including a snack break! The LSYO presents multiple concerts per year to the public at Carpenter Hall in the Irving Arts Center.

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For more information regarding the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, please contact the LSYO Manager at (972) 252-4800 or

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Rolling Auditions

Click below to find more information on how to audition.

A Special Thank You to Our 2019-2020 Sponsors

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra and all Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra educational programming relies upon donations from individuals and business to continue impacting the community. Thank you to our partners and supporters - we could not exist without you!

Maestro (over $1,000)

Irving Arts Board

National Endowment for the Arts

Texas Commission on the Arts

Concertmaster (up to $999)

The Godhia Family

The Nguyen-Khoa Family

The Radakichenane Family

Principal (up to $449)

The Chahal Family

The Chari Family

The Chinni Family

The Kann Family

The Lin Family

The Narayanan Family

The Park Family

The Turner Family

The Van Waasbergen Family

The Whittemore Family

Stand Partner (up to $249)

Patron (up to $99)

2019-2020 In-Kind Donations

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra also appreciates the generosity of in-kind donations from local businesses such as:

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