Youth Ensembles

The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) consists of four school-year orchestras for musicians of all ability levels, ages 7 to 18. The program provides a rigorous and inspiring learning environment founded on musical excellence for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians. Students develop valuable musical, social, and leadership skills which set them up for success in school and beyond. Financial aid is available so everyone can participate regardless of ability to pay.

Complete season schedule is available in early June when Welcome Letters are emailed to families.

Opportunities include:

  • Weekly rehearsals (from August – April)
  • Thrilling performance opportunities
  • Sectionals with the region’s finest professional musicians
  • Annual Concerto Competition
  • Free tickets to QCSO concerts
  • Scholarships (summer camps, college, new instruments, etc.)

About Each Ensemble


QCSYE Auditions

Tuition & Financial Aid

Scholarship Opportunities

Funding for the QCSO website provided by the Scott County Regional Authority