Members intending to continue in their current ensemble are not required to take this audition.
Seating auditions are required for all students at the beginning of each term. They will be held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Scheduled times:
No appointment is required. Students should arrive at the beginning of the time periods listed above. You will then be given a 3-4 minute audition sometime during the period. If you cannot be available, contact the Executive Director at the SVYS office for a special accommodation.
Musical excerpts to prepare for the seating auditions will be posted in early August.
We are kicking off the 2014-2015 Youth Symphony season with a day trip to St. Louis on Saturday, September 20, to see the St. Louis Symphony perform the music of "Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest" along with the film itself being played on the big screen!
The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony will be undergoing a change in structure for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestras will be combined into one ensemble. Our adult community orchestra is now called The Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra.
The SVYS Donate Now feature with PayPal is now active! You may contribute to our annual fund drive online by clicking the button below. Your donations will be acknowledged in our concert programs during the upcoming season. Thank you!
Please enter your name in the "Add special instructions to recipient" box so that we may properly acknowledge your donation. If you would like to make sure that SVYS receives the full amount of your intended gift, please know that there is an PayPal convenience fee of 2.2% + 30 cents deducted from each donation.
The Summer Strings Program offers Starter Strings and Junior Strings classes for our beginning-level students during June and July.
Music Director Eugene Power has selected next season's repertoire for the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra.
We invite all local musicians and fans to join us for the exciting new season!
The State Journal Register featured SVYS in an article by Tamara Browning, published May 3, 2014.
Please join us in thanking our 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.
Servpro of Springfield
Myers & Myers, Certified Public Accountants
John Shafer & Associates, Architects & Planners
Bank of Springfield
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
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.
Please enter your name in the "Add special instructions to recipient" box so that we may properly acknowledge your donation in our concert programs. If you would like to make sure that SVYS receives the full amount of your intended gift, please know that there is an PayPal convenience fee of 2.2% + 30 cents deducted from each donation.