This is a great way to keep your young musician practicing and excelling through the summer, and will be a lot of fun!
The classes will meet once a week for 45 minutes for 8 weeks, beginning at the start of June and ending July 20.
Choose one of these sessions if you are currently a Starter Strings student:
Tuesdays, 9:30 am at Atonement Lutheran Church, Corner of Jefferson St and Veterans Pkwy.
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm at Hoogland.
Wednesdays, 9:30 am at Hoogland.
Choose one of these sessions if you are currently a Starter Strings II student:
Tuesdays, 6:15 pm at Hoogland.
Wednesdays, 10:15 am at Hoogland.
Return the registraion form by e-mail to SVYS or hand it in to your Starter Strings instructor by May 15.
Full-session tuition is $100.
Summer music programs foster individual growth not only musically, but also give you the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new and exciting things, and explore the world outside of your hometown.
There are summer music experiences for adults, too, so don't let the kids have all the fun!
Dear SVYS/SVCO Members and Families:
The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony regrets to announce that Mr. Power will be stepping down as Music Director of the SVYS/SVCO at the end of the season. While Mr. Power has enjoyed his time with the SVYS/SVCO and its musicians, he will be relocating from the area due to personal reasons.
The Board of Directors has begun the process of conducting a search for a new Director. We will be asking for assistance and input from member families as well as community stakeholders. Mr. Power has also graciously offered his assistance as well. A timeline will be forthcoming.
We are extremely pleased with the season we have had this year and the growth that has occurred under Mr. Power and Ms. Pressly. We are confident that the organization will continue to expand and prosper with this transition. We look forward to selecting a candidate that will continue to build upon the great work that we have all achieved together.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Elle Pressly, SVYS/SVCO Executive Director.
President, Board of Directors
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony
SVYS is pleased to inform you about the 4th International Chamber and Solo Music Festival and Tour of scenic Bulgaria that includes side trips to the Land of Dracula, Romania and the #1 holiday destination in Europe, Greece. Read more →
Note: The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony is not the organizer of this event.
Our instructors coach the orchestral sections, teach Starter Strings classes, and coach our chamber ensembles. We are grateful to have caring and experienced staff to work with our students. Read more about these talented people →
Please join us in thanking our Principal Sponsors for this season! The generous support of these local businesses helps SVYS provide the only orchestral learning and performing opportunity for young people in our community.
The Feed Store
Gates, Wise, Schlosser & Goebel
Myers And Myers, CPAs, LTD
Bank of Springfield
James Greenwald, D.D.S.
Christ the King School
Iles Elementary - (Starter Strings II only)
Little Flower School
Owen Marsh Elementary
Hoogland Center for the Arts (This class is for home-schooled students or those who attend a school without an on-site Starter Strings program.)
Musicians are required to report rehearsal absences in advance.
Orchestral and string ensembles for students in grade school through high school.
Beginning string instruction for students at local schools and home-schooled children in grades 3-6.
Open to all adults who play an orchestral instrument.