Introducing MY PSO (Musical Youth of the Portsmouth Symphony)

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer several ways to involve our youth in musical adventures, informing the minds and hearts of the younger generation with the rich history of classical music. In addition to offering performance opportunities for local young virtuosos, the orchestra also offers schools the opportunity to take advantage of our Informances.

MY PSO Informances

All informances are geared to last approximately 45 minutes to an hour in length. All concerts can also include a PowerPoint to give a multimedia boost to the Informance experience, and a "Meet the Instruments" in which the students are invited up close and personal to meet the musicians, talk about the instruments and in most cases, even try them out! Interested? Fill out this Form and open up a conversation to bring this to your school!

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer a Concerto Competition for instrumentalists. Now in its eighth year, the competition gives an outstanding young instrumentalist the chance to perform with the orchestra during our end-of-season concert each year.

MY PSO Youth Chamber Music Coaching

The PSO offers young talented string players a chance to participate in chamber music coaching by principal players in the PSO. Players are chosen based on private teacher recommendation. Please have your teacher email for more details.