The formal photos taken at the SVYS Winter Concert and SVCO Night at the Movies Concert are now available for order. 5x7 prints will be $4/each and 8x10 prints will be $8/each. Purchasing these photographs not only gives you a keepsake from this orchestra season, but supports the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony!
To place your order, please e-mail Elle at firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount, size, and ensemble photo you would like, by Friday, April 10. Payment can be accepted in cash or check and will be due at rehearsals when the photos are ready for pickup.
The winner of the Junior Division was Nathan Yuan, who will perform Concerto in A Minor by Vivaldi, accompanied by the Youth Symphony at the SVYS Spring Concert on May 9, 2015.
The winner of the Senior Division was Avia Wang, who will perform Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate accompanied by the Civic Orchestra at the SVCO Night at the Movies Concert on March 1, 2015.
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!
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...
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...
Gene Power talks with WUIS' Sean Crawford. Listen to the interview on line...
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.)
The State Journal Register featured SVYS in an article by Tamara Browning, published May 3, 2014.
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.