Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, April 21st from 8-10 am

Tickets are $5 for one meal, which includes pancakes, bacon, syrup, butter, and a beverage.

Get your ticket online:

Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Professional Photographs for Musicians

Sunday, April 29th from 1-3 pm

Photos are available for any SVYS or SVCO musician (Starter Strings, Junior Strings, Preparatory Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, Youth Symphony, and Civic Orchestra)

The photos will be taken by Terry Farmer Photography and at Mr. Farmer’s studio located at 4133 Old Jacksonville Rd. in Springfield, Illinois.

The cost for photos is $20, which includes 1 individual portrait with instrument.

Complete a form online at or download a hardcopy and submit to the SVYS office.

Pay for your photographs online:

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

Registration now open for 2018

Summer Programs

SVYS offers summer lessons and day camp experiences.