Meet the QCSYE

Meet the QCSYE

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.

2018-2019 Calendar Highlights

August 17-18, YSO Fall Retreat
August 18, YSO performance at Quad City Band & Trust Riverfront Pops
August 19, YPO Fall Retreat
August 26, regular Sunday rehearsals begin and seating auditions
September 15, YC, PS, and YSE Fall Retreat
November 11, Fall Festival Concert at Davenport Central High School
December 2, Concerto Competition auditions
February 24, Winter Festival Concert at Centennial Hall
February 28, YSO Symphony Day at Adler Theatre
April 28, QCSO and QCSYE Side-by-Side Concert at Adler Theatre

2018-2019 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