Giving Tuesday

The Practice-a-Thon is an effort to help build stronger musicians while raising funds for SVYS!


For more than 40 years, Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony has provided the only youth orchestra program in the Springfield area. Our program inspires talented musicians in grades 2-12 by providing quality orchestra experiences in a comprehensive format, offering beginning to advanced instruction. Donations like yours help SVYS to continue supplying outstanding professionals and spaces to our budding musicians. Since SVYS is a 501(c)(3), all donations are tax deductible!

Here is a chance for you to win prizes and raise money for Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony by doing what you do best — practicing! Get out your instrument, practice, and have fun. The Practice-a-Thon takes place January 28th - February 10th.

** Please note that Starter Strings musicians are not participating! **


For more information, practice forms and pledge forms, click the READ MORE button. (PDF File)

Donate Now

If you have sponsored a student, or wish to make a general donation to the Practice-A-Thon project, please click the DONATE NOW BUTTON

Giving Tuesday

Join Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony on November 28th as they participate in Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving! This campaign is an opportunity for our supporters to give back to our organization. All funding directly benefits our youth musicians and the quality programming we are able to provide them this season.

If you feel inspired to make a tax-deductible donation this season, you can do so through our campaign page at or by clicking "Donate Now" in the upper left hand corner of this webpage.

Join Us

2017-18 Season Registration

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony 2017-18 season registration is now open.

• Register online
• Pay registration fee
• Reserve an audition time (if required)
• Download audition excerpts
• Pay tuition

Join our Starter Strings Program

Informational meetings September 19 & 20. See the poster below for more information.

Starter Strings 2017-18

2016-17 SVYS Principal Sponsors

Thank You

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony provides the only orchestral learning and performing opportunity for young people in our community since the 1970s, when orchestral instruction was dropped from the public school curriculum.

The generous full-season sponsorships from these community businesses allow the music to go on!

2016-17 Season Sponsors

News Archive

Musician Absences

Musicians are required to report rehearsal absences in advance.

SVYS Programs

Youth Musicians

SVYS offers a comprehensive program that accepts students with no instrumental experience and nurtures their musical development through high school. There are full youth orchestras, string ensembles, youth chamber music groups, a summer program, and an adult civic orchestra.

SVYS Summer Programs

Summer Programs

SVYS offers summer lessons and day camp experiences.