The Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra is a not-for-profit, community orchestra founded in 1999 by interested local musicians who felt the need for a venue in which to develop their skills and perform classical music. The orchestra’s members are those community residents who have attained such a high level of musical prowess that they are capable of playing the traditional orchestra repertoire, and who wish to belong to a community orchestra because of the special qualities and the nature of that type of organization.

The music director of the YSO is Adam Riccinto.