FSPA Fastlane

Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO) is made up of string, wind, brass, percussion, piano and harp players. Together this dynamic group rehearses and performs a variety of exciting music – from classical to pops.

Flint Youth Wind Ensemble 

Outstanding experiences await you in the Flint Youth Wind Ensemble. 

Wind, brass and percussion players come together to rehearse and perform a variety of selections from the standard and contemporary concert band repertoire.

Flint Youth Ballet

Performance opportunities abound with Flint Youth Ballet (FYB), the most advanced of the dance ensembles for ages 12-18.

Music Certificate Programs

The FSPA Music Certificate Program recognizes those students who participate in a variety of musical activities at the Flint School of Performing Arts, and provides a pathway to those students seeking to become well-rounded musicians. The Music Certificate Program also provides a thorough "college-prep" curriculum for those students who want to attend college for music.

Tours & Exchanges

Some of our ensemble groups tour or even host overseas groups. 

Merit Scholarships

Scholarships are available for private lessons based on merit. Awards are determined by audition.

Tuition Assistance

The Seeing Stars! Tuition Assistance Program is made possible through the generosity of individuals and organizations who provide donations or attend the annual Seeing Stars! Fundraising Gala. Contributors at the Super Star level ($500 annually) provide support to a student for one year of study at FSPA. Sponsors often have the opportunity to become part of their sponsored student’s experience at the FSPA through invitations to attend recitals or other performances.


Major funding for the Flint Institute of Music is provided by
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Learn more at Mott.org.