Greater Pasco Youth Symphony, Inc.

Bringing the sound of strings to Pasco county


Greater Pasco Youth Symphony, Inc. is a non-profit Florida Corporation started in January 2012 for the vision of bringing the gift of a string orchestra into a county which lacks proper funding in the school system to provide this experience to its youth.

The string family is like all families, stronger together! It is our desire to unite the young musicians of Pasco County who are learning to play the violin, viola, cello, and string bass to grow and learn the challenges and the accomplished joys of performing in a full orchestra setting. The goal of the orchestra is to develop the performing skills of the students so that they can gain the confidence and ability needed to successfully audition and play with orchestras in their schools and later at the college and semi-professional level.

Students of the Greater Pasco Youth Symphony will compete for seating within the orchestra which will create the drive to discover the potential within themselves. Students will also be selected out of the orchestra to play in special ensembles and perform as a soloist in our concerts. We envision our student orchestra competing in state and national competitions.

The founder and director of the Greater Pasco Youth Symphony is a professional musician with years of experience performing with international and U.S. orchestras including The Florida Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Opera Orchestra, and the orchestra for the Andrea Boccelli concerts, just to name a few. She has experience teaching students of all ages for over 20 years.

There is a one-time registration fee of $50 due at the time of audition but will only be collected if your student is accepted into the orchesta. There will be a $40 monthly fee with sibling discounts available due at the beginning of each month. If your young musician is interested in joining the Greater Pasco Youth Symphony, please review the "Audition Requirements" page and then submit to us an information form under the "Contact Us" tab. We look forward to meeting you!

Also, if you are interested in donating to the Greater Pasco Youth Symphony please click the "Donate" tab. Your contribution will be tax deductible. We truly appreciate any and all support to ensure the strength and growth of the orchestra for our youth. Thank you! 

The Music Director and Founder is:


Emiko Wennerholt


Weekly rehearsals are held on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 at the Redeemer Community Church