QCSYE Ensembles

The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) consists of four youth orchestras for students in grades two through twelve.

YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ernesto Estigarribia, Conductor

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.

YOUTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Ernesto Estigarribia, Conductor

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 and 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.

CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Michele Ottesen, Conductor

Concert Orchestra is a beginning orchestra whose members experience playing in a full orchestra with strings, winds, and percussion. The Concert Orchestra performs arrangements of great orchestral masterpieces as they develop full ensemble skills and individual playing technique.

Concert Orchestra is primarily intended to serve students in grades five through nine and generally rehearses on Sundays from 5:15- 7:00 PM.

PRELUDE STRINGS

Elizabeth Lundine, Conductor

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.

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