Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony exists to enrich our community through quality orchestral experiences and education. Our comprehensive program provides orchestra and string music education to beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians. 



With five youth ensembles and one adult community orchestra, there is a place for everyone in our program! 


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Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony offers summer lessons and day camp opportunities for string players in the greater Springfield area. You do not need to be currently enrolled in an SVYS ensemble to participate in the summer program.

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Staff & Board of Directors

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony's staff and board of directors are comprised of a diverse group of individuals representing a variety of talents and skills from our community.

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Established in 1976 when Springfield area schools removed orchestra from their music education curriculums, Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony has existed for more than forty years to provide the only string and orchestra music education programs in Sangamon County.

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Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony is located in downtown Springfield on the second floor of the Hoogland Center for the Arts. 

Phone: 217.753.8000

Email: svys.svco@gmail.com