Meet the QCSYEs

Meet the QCSYEs

View the 2017-2018 QCSYEs Member Handbook

The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYEs) 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 QCSYEs 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 QCSYEs membership is 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.

2017-2018 Calendar Highlights

August 18-19, YSO Fall Retreat
August 19, YSO performance at QCSO Riverfront Pops at LeClaire Park
August 20, YPO Fall Retreat
August 27, regular Sunday rehearsals begin
September 16, YC, PS, and YSE Fall Retreat
November 12, QCSYEs Fall Festival Concert at Centennial Hall
February 4, QCSYEs Concerto Competition
February 25, QCSYEs Winter Festival Concert at Centennial Hall
March 1, YSO Symphony Day at Adler Theatre
April 29, QCSO and QCSYEs Side-by-Side Concert at Adler Theatre

2017-2018 Tuition Rates

Youth Symphony Orchestra, $490/season
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, $410/season
Youth String Ensemble, $305/season
Prelude Strings, $240/season
Youth Choir, $305/season


To Subscribe:
Youth Choir-Text "@QCSYC" to 81010
Prelude Strings-Text "@QCSYPS" to 81010
Youth String Ensemble-Text "@QCSYSE" to 81010
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra-Text "@QCSYPO" to 81010
Youth Symphony Orchestra-Text "@QCSYSO" to 81010