Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra has exciting opportunities for students who already play string instruments and for those who have no experience and would like to learn.
For those who already play, The Suburban Youth Symphony is holding auditions on Sunday September 15th from 12-2PM at The Music Connection of Frankfort 9370 W. Laraway Road, Frankfort, Illinois, 60423
Auditions are open to string players only; violin, viola, cello, bass. Auditions are open to students who already play a string instrument and are ages 8-17. Scales, sight-reading, and two contrasting solos will be required. For further information on cost, audition requirements and to schedule an audition visit www.suburbanyouthsymphony.org
Suburban Youth Symphony has a season of weekly Sunday rehearsals beginning September 15 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm and three concerts yearly: Christmas, Chamber concert, and Spring concert in April. Students also perform at a preshow for the Illinois Philharmonic and have master class group coaching.
For students who want to learn, each year the Suburban Youth Symphony orchestra has an Incredible Opportunity Program.
Students who are 9-14 years old who do not have a string program in their school and want to learn to play one may submit a one page essay "Why I want to play the violin, viola or cello." Please include name, address, email, and phone number.
Each year the Youth Symphony selects a maximum of 20 children as winners. These students receive weekly group instruction, orchestra ensemble experience, and a rental violin for the low total cost of $25 per month. Rehearsals for the group are held on Sundays from 3:00pm – 4:00pm beginning September 12 through April.
To submit an essay for consideration, all must be received by September 10, 2013. Email submission is preferred: theSYSO@gmail.com. For further information visit our website, www.suburbanyouthsymphony.org or email theSYSO@gmail.com with attn. to Katie Bern, Christia Bieda, musical directors; Janet Kuester, Executive director; or Nadia Friesen, orchestra manager.