Join Preparatory Orchestra
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites intermediate level string players to audition for placement in our third level string orchestra, Preparatory Orchestra. Preparatory Orchestra meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00pm at Hoogland Center for the Arts.
STEP 2: Pay the registration fee.
DUE: At registration. Your child's audition time and/or registration will not be held if the fee is not paid at registration. If paid by July 31st, the registration fee will be applied to your child's tuition. If paid after July 31st, the registration fee will not be applied to your child's tuition.
Tuition for Preparatory Orchestra is $250 for approximately 30 weeks of instruction and 2 performances. Tuition is due the first week of rehearsal.
Pay by check
To avoid a processing fee, send a check by mail to:
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony • 420 S. 6th St. • Springfield, Illinois • 62701
Checks should be for $25 and made payable to SVYS.
STEP 3: Sign-up for an audition.
STEP 4: Prepare the required audition.
The ensemble conductor(s) will conduct the auditions, which will include scales, prepared solo, orchestral excerpts, and sightreading. Auditions are held in private without accompaniment and will last about 5 minutes. We will inform students of their acceptance by e-mail shortly after the auditions.
Auditions for new and returning musicians participating will be held on August 28th and 29th, 2018. If you are a new student joining SVYS and missed our fall auditions, contact our office for more details on mid-year auditions.
How to choose the appropriate excerpts:
Returning members may wish to remain in the same ensemble or audition for a higher placement. We recommend consulting with your private music teacher or conductor in making this decision. Choose from the excerpts below for the instrument you wish to audition on for placement into Preparatory Orchestra. New students should seek advice from their private music teacher or contact SVYS for assistance.
Interested in comparing these audition excerpts to the Sinfonia Orchestra excerpts? Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.