Starter Strings is the beginning ensemble for children in grades 3 and up with no instrumental experience. No audition is required.
All participants must enroll online or complete a paper enrollment form.
Classes begin the week of September 19.
Tuition and the Program Information Contract are due by September 30.
Read more about the Starter Strings program and the 2016-17 season class times and locations →
SVYS offers two payment options for the 2016-17 season:
Pay by check or credit card at the parent meeting on the night of the first rehearsal.
Both credit card options require an add-on payment processing fee. See the online payment page for details.
If you auditioned for the Youth Symphony, Sinfonia Orchestra, or Preparatory Orchestra, verify your placement results before making a tuition payment.
Students will compete for the opportunity to perform as soloists at an upcoming SVYS concert. The competition is held in open recital and the public is invited.
The audition form must be submitted by September 13, 2016. Visit the Concerto Competition page for details and to download the form →
Without the generous support of our sponsors we could not continue to provide the only youth orchestral program in our area.
Musicians are required to report rehearsal absences in advance.
The Preparatory Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra and the Youth Symphony are intermediate and advanced ensembles for students in grade school through high school.
Beginning string instruction for students at local schools and home-schooled children in grades 3 & up.
Open to all adults who play an orchestral instrument.