CANCELED: The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles invites students who are interested in joining the program for the 2020-21 season to attend a “Bring-a-Friend” night for one of our five ensembles. Registered students will be able to join in a rehearsal, meet current members, and learn how to audition.
Sunday, March 29, 3:30 – 5:15 PM, Pleasant Valley High School
Youth Choir is a training choir open to students in elementary and middle school. Members must have an unchanged voice, be able to match pitch, and sing well in tune with others. Participants improve individual vocal technique, develop ensemble skills, and gain valuable performance experience in a variety of rewarding performance settings. Youth Choir serves students in grades two through eight and generally rehearses on Sundays from 3:30 – 5:15 PM. Please RVSP below by Friday, March 27.
Sunday, March 8, 3:15 – 4:45 PM, Augustana College
Prelude Strings is an introductory-preparatory ensemble for young string musicians. Through participation in Prelude Strings, members improve individual playing technique, develop ensemble skills, and gain valuable performance experiences. Prelude Strings primarily serves students in grades four through eight and generally rehearses on Sundays from 3:15 – 4:45 PM. Please RSVP below by Friday, March 6.
Youth String Ensemble
Sunday, March 8, 5:15 – 7:00 PM, Augustana College
Youth String Ensemble (YSE) is an intermediate string ensemble for young string musicians. Participation in the YSE develops members’ individual technique and prepares them for a full orchestra experience. YSE is primarily intended to serve students in grades five through nine and rehearses on Sundays from 5:15 – 7:00 PM. Please RSVP below by Friday, March 6.
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Sunday, March 8, 4:15 – 6:00 PM, Augustana College
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) is an advanced orchestra whose members experience playing in a full orchestra with strings, winds, and percussion. The YPO performs original repertoire, as well as challenging arrangements of great orchestral masterpieces. YPO is primarily intended to serve students in grades six through eleven and generally rehearses on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:15 PM. Please RSVP below by Friday, March 6.
Youth Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Augustana College
Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) is a full symphony orchestra comprised of nearly 90 members and is the premiere youth orchestra in the region. Members perform several times throughout the year in a variety of rewarding performance settings, including the Side-by-Side concert with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Mark Russell Smith, where they perform advanced orchestral repertoire. YSO is primarily intended to serve students in grades nine through twelve and generally rehearses on Sundays from 5:45 – 8:15 PM. Please RSVP below by Friday, March 6.
More information will be sent following registration. Questions can be directed to Chelsea Schwarzkopf, QCSYE General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.