Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestra

Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestra (MCYO)


Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestra is the premier youth symphony program in the Mid-Columbia region and is the educational arm of the Mid-Columbia Symphony.


In 2015, after several years of hiatus, the Youth Symphony was revived under the direction of Adrienne Fletcher. After five years, MCYO is now an established audition-only program that performs high-level orchestral repertoire.


MCYO has grown to include two ensembles: Youth Symphony and Cadet Strings, performing three mainstage concerts a season and collaborating with other local youth performing groups. We provide a unique, educational symphony experience for students from all over the Tri-Cities who are interested in pursuing music in an extracurricular setting.


Our Mission


A diverse and multifaceted arts education gives students the skills to be open-minded, empathetic, innovative, and discerning members of society. Through performing arts, we foster environments where any student may learn and grow graciously in order to better themselves. With collaboration, the arts also teach us how to acknowledge mistakes, and correct them sympathetically amongst peers - preparing them for an increasingly interpersonal future. Among these experiences, we strive to continue the long-standing traditions of  symphony music by providing young musicians an opportunity to learn and master great works of art.

2020 - 2021


Jinu Choi

Grace Deng

Mu Mu Dun

Olivia Duncan

Lindsey Hargunani

Sankar Harilal

Connor Hill


Bailie Jansons


Kristina Carterby


Emmaline McKinnon


Braelin Carter


Jonas Sanders


Luke Roskelley


Doug Snyder


Nathan Hu


Abigail Trappett


Won Bin Billy Hong

Kennard Hou

Rian Parker

Jessie Shi

Sean Xu

Xavier Zhang

2020 - 2021

2020 - 2021


Qurin Choi

John Gilbert

Alvin Liu

Rosalie Nguyen


Arianna Hokanson


Darin Choi

John Custodio

Alina Roskelley


Alexander Newman


Eden Roskelley

Alina Solano

Benedict Zito

2020 - 2021

Youth Orchestra Concerts

There will be a Fall (target early Nov) and a Winter (target late Feb/early March) concert. Will wait for final schedule confirmation of Mid-Columbia Symphony dates before finalizing Youth Orchestra dates.

Into the Woods: Collaboration with Academy of Children’s Theatre and Southridge High School Choirs - performances in May 2023.

Youth Educational Outreach

Inspiration, Education, and Performance Experience For Our Next Generation of Musicians

Contact Us

Mid-Columbia Symphony Office

MacHunter Building

1177 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 103

Richland, WA 99352

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 2:00

Our 2022-2023 Season concert programs will be:

*​*September 11th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Molly Joyce Fresh    

Augusta Holmes Irlande

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

**Date changed due to conflict with the MCAF Donor Appreciation event the evening of Sep 10th

October 29th—Saturday @ 7:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Beethoven Coriolan Overture    

Gounod Funeral March of A Marionette

Galindo Sones de Mariachi

Lloyd Webber Selections from Phantom of the Opera

Arturo Marquez Conga del Fuego Neuvo   

John Williams Suite from 'Jaws'

Arnold Tam O'Shanter    

Crawford Andante for Strings    

Liadov Enchanted Lake

February 5th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —

Ellen Taafe Zwillich Concerto Grosso 1985

Alvin Part Adam's Lament

Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Respighi Suite of Ancient Dances and Airs #2


March 18th  and 19th–Saturday@7:30pm & Sunday@3:30pm — Richland High School Auditorium

Tan Dun Overture: Dragon and Phoenix

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite #1

Mary D. Watkins Once Upon A Time

Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice

Ravel Mother Goose Suite

John Williams Suite from 'Superman'


June 3—Saturday @ 7:30pm—

Schubert Symphony No. 8, 'Unfinished'    

Michael Torke Book of Proverbs

and Young Artist Competition Winners!