Opportunity & Experience

The Pacific Vision Youth Symphony (formerly known as the Asia America Youth Symphony) was founded in 2001 by Music Director David Benoit and provides opportunities for young musicians of all races, cultures and up to age 18 to play in a professional level ensemble. By performing musically demanding and diverse repertoire, students are challenged to master a wide variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to jazz.

Under the leadership of conductor David Benoit, the Pacific Vision Youth Symphony continues to perform before capacity audiences offering talented young musicians the opportunity to perform with the orchestra.

David Benoit and PVYS have been invited to perform as guest artists for many community events. They have also appeared at the Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, CA, the Wilshire Ebell Theater, The Broad Theatre in Santa Monica, the Main Stage at the Peninsula Music Fair, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and the Sebitseom Floating Island Convention Hall in Seoul, Korea.

Continuing the tradition of discovering young new talent, the Asia America Symphony Association (AASA) sponsors an annual International Composition for Orchestra competition, with the winner’s composition performed by the Pacific Vision Youth Symphony with scholarships awarded to the three top finalists.

The inaugural performance of the Pacific Vision Youth Symphony (Under the original name “Asia America Youth Orchestra”) was held on April 28,2002 at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion, Rolling Hills Estates, California




608 Silver Spur Road #320

Rolling Hills Estates, CA