Youth Ensembles

The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) program consists of five performance groups (four youth orchestras and a youth choir) for students in grades two through twelve. Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral and choral repertoire with the most talented young musicians in the area, and learn from the mentorship of professional musicians from throughout the region. Ensemble members come from the greater Quad Cities, as well as other communities in southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.

Auditions for QCSYE membership are open to all students!

To learn more about how to audition for Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth String Ensemble, or Youth Choir – or how to apply for participation in Prelude Strings – visit our audition information page.

Ensembles

The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) consists of five performance groups (four youth orchestras and a youth choir) for students in grades two through twelve.

Conductors

Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral and choral repertoire with the most talented young musicians in the area.

QCSYE Auditions

Auditions are held in the fall for students who wish to be considered for QCSYE membership.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The QCSO Finance Department will email invoices to each student’s primary parent/guardian contact by or before August 3, 2018.

Scholarship Opportunities

Since 1961, the QCSO has administered a yearly scholarship program.

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