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Another Successful Spring Concert

The 2021 Spring Concert was held at Sursa Hall on the Ball State University campus. Here are some photos from the event. Watch Now

Student Profile: Elliott Vogel

Elliott 8th grade Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: YSO Number of years playing violin: 5.5 Practicing over quarantine: I had more time to practice during Covid. Playing violin helps me de-stress.…

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Join Morrison Woods Health Campus for our Virtual Happy Hour Event on Facebook to benefit YSOECI. Call 765-212-5376 to reserve your space and snack pack. Friday, March 5 5:00-6:00 p.m.…

Online Auction Fall 2020

One of the cherished traditions of YSOECI is our biannual silent auctions. In conjunction with each of our concerts in the fall and spring, we hold a silent auction. Items…

Fall Semester 2020 Class and Rehearsal Schedule

Our planned class and rehearsal schedule for the fall semester of 2020 is as follows: 3:30-4:10  Suzuki-Based Violin Class for 5- and 6-year-olds 3:30-4:15  Prelude – Cello & Bass 4:00-5:30…

Staff Profile: Gwyn Harris

Gwyn Harris Prelude Prep Assistant Director BSU Senior (Public History & Anthropology dual major) Primary instrument: Violin (13 years) Other instruments you play: Viola   How has your practicing been…

Staff Profile: Casey Imel

Casey Imel Prelude Director & YSO Coach BSU Junior Casey’s primary instrument is double bass, which he has been playing for eight years. He also plays cello and tuba. He…

Staff Profile: Andrew VanAsdall

Andrew VanAsdall YSO Coach BSU Junior   “Hi! My name is Andrew, and I play the French Horn. I’ve been playing the French Horn for eight years. I don’t just…

Staff Profile: Alex Moss

Alex Moss Prelude Coach and YSO Coach BSU Sophomore   “I am going into my eighth year of cello playing. I played horn in concert band and bass in jazz band…

Staff Goodbye: Megan Simmons

My name is Megan Simmons, and I’ve been playing violin for 12 years. I am 22 years old, and I will be attending the University of Oregon in the fall for…

Staff profile: Radwan Khatib

Radwan Khatib Prelude at Ross Center Director, Prelude Director, YSO Coach BSU Junior “My primary instrument is cello, and I’ve been playing for 8 years. I’m currently learning how to play…

Student Profile: Meet Kalli

Kalli Grade: will be entering 7th grade Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: YSO Number of years playing violin: 4 Also plays percussion in her school band “During quarantine Kalli has worked…

Student Profile: Meet Lily

Lily Age: 11 years old Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Intermezzo Number of years playing violin: 5 “During quarantine, I have continued private lessons over Zoom.  It has been kind of…

Student Profile: Meet Dylan

Dylan Grade: 6th grade in the fall Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Intermezzo Number of years playing violin: 2 Also plays piano How has practicing been going during quarantine? He’s practicing…

Student Profile: Meet Gabriella

Gabriella Grade: will be entering 7th grade in the fall Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: YSO Number of years playing violin: 5 Hobbies: Roller skating and kite flying Gabriella is continuing…

Student Profile: Meet Sami

Sami Grade: will be entering 8th grade in the fall Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: YSO Number of years playing violin: 4 Number of years in YSO: 2 Also plays the…

Student Profile: Meet Caitlin

Caitlin Grade: finishing 7th grade Instrument: Violin & Viola YSOECI program: YSO Number of years playing violin: 7 Number of years playing viola: 1 Hobbies: Travel, reading, cooking, writing Anything…

Thank you to Psi Iota Xi!

As recently covered in The Star Press, Psi Iota Xi has generously funded our Summer Scholarship Program as part of their philanthropic mission. We are so grateful for their support.…

Student Profile: Meet Catie

Catie Age: 8Instrument: ViolinYSOECI program: Overture StringsNumber of years playing violin: 3Favorite thing about Overture: Seeing her teachersFavorite thing about playing violin: Playing the notesSiblings: One brotherFavorite color: Mint greenHobby:…

Student Profile: Meet Rose

RoseAge: 7Instrument: ViolinYSOECI program: Overture StringsNumber of years playing violin: 2Favorite thing about Overture: Playing “Baa Baa Black Sheep”Favorite thing about playing violin: Playing open stringsSiblings: One brotherHobby: Swimming

Student Profile: Meet Dakota

Dakota Age:  7 Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Suzuki  Favorite color: Blue  School: Home school Siblings: He has one sister Favorite part of class: Playing the violin Favorite song:  Row, Row,…

Student Profile: Meet Max

Max Age:  7 Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Prelude  Favorite color: Green  School: Burris Siblings: He has two sisters  Favorite part of YSOECI: Playing in the concerts  Favorite part of class:…

Student Profile: Meet Elliott

 Elliott Age:  11 Instrument: Violin  YSOECI program: Intermezzo Orchestra Number of years playing violin: 3  Favorite thing about playing the violin: Learning and playing new songs  Favorite thing about Intermezzo: Playing…

Student Profile: Meet Wesley

 Wesley Age: 8 Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Prelude School: Homeschooled  Grade: 3rd  Favorite part of YSOECI: Hearing the music  Favorite part of class: Getting to play the violin Favorite color:…

Student Profile: Meet Parker

Parker Age: 7 Instrument: Violin and piano YSOECI program: Prelude Favorite color: Purple  School: Burris, 1st grade Siblings: Older sister  Favorite part of YSOECI: Hearing the music  Favorite part of…

Student Profile: Meet Josiah

Josiah Hotmire Age: 11 Instrument: Violin Group: Intermezzo Favorite Thing About Playing Violin: The different kinds of music Favorite Thing About Playing in the Orchestra: Hearing all the instruments combined

Student Profile: Meet Catie

Catie Age: 7  Instrument: Violin  YSOECI program: Prelude Favorite color: Mint green  School: Burris  Grade: 2nd  Siblings: One brother  Favorite part of YSOECI: Getting to play the violin Favorite part…

Student Profile: Meet Sala

Sala Age: 12 Instrument: Bass Favorite Thing About Playing the Bass: How loud it is Favorite Thing About Playing in the Orchestra: When you mess up, there are other people…

Joint Concert with ECICO on Saturday, April 7

Please join us in Southside Middle School Auditorium on Saturday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. for our Joint Concert with the East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra (ECICO).  The Youth Symphony…

Student Profile: Meet Alyssa

Name: Alyssa Age: 14 YSOECI Program: Youth Symphony Orchestra Instrument: French Horn Length of Time Playing: Three years Years in the YSO: One Alyssa’s favorite part about playing an instrument…

Student Profile: Meet Benjamin

Name: Benjamin Age: 15 YSOECI Program: Youth Symphony Orchestra Instrument: Violin Number of years playing:  9 Number of years in the YSO:  6 Benjamin comes from a musical family and…

Student Profile: Meet Giselle

Name: Giselle Age: 18 Instrument: Violin YSOECI Program: Youth Symphony Orchestra Number of Years Playing: Ten Years Number of Years in the YSO: Four years Favorite Part about Playing the…

Student Profile: Meet Kenna

Kenna (6) Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Suzuki Prelude Favorite color: Turquoise School: Homeschool Do you have siblings?: Two younger sisters Favorite part of YSOECI: Getting her Bow Hold Buddy off…

Student Profile: Meet Selah

Selah (5) Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Suzuki Prelude Favorite color: Orange School: Homeschool Family/ Siblings: Both a younger and older sister Favorite part of YSOECI: Playing music games in class…

Student Profile: Meet Madelyn

Madelyn (10) Instrument: Violin YSOECI Program: Advanced Prelude/Music Fundamentals Class Length of time playing: one and a half years Favorite part of playing the violin: How pretty it sounds Favorite…

Student Profile: Meet Samuel

Samuel (6) Instrument: Violin YSOECI program: Suzuki Prelude School: Pleasant View Elementary Grade: Kindergarten Favorite part of YSOECI: Playing in the performances Favorite part of class: Playing musical games Favorite…

YSOECI featured in Indiana Public Radio story

Thanks to Indiana Public Radio and reporter Henry Davis for sharing the news about our mission: Community Youth Orchestra Keeps Strings Instruments Alive Locally (Click link above to hear the…

Cornerstone Benefit Concert

Please join us at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Friday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. for our Benefit Concert in E.B. Ball Auditorium.  All of our orchestras will be…

You’re invited!

Please join us on Sunday, November 5, at 3:00 p.m. in Sursa Hall for our Fall Concert and Silent Auction.  Performing will be our Suzuki Class for 5- and 6-year-olds,…

Auditions

  Auditions for the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Intermezzo Orchestra will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. in Hargreaves Music Building, Room 117,…

New Chamber Program to begin in August

    With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, YSOECI will launch its new Chamber Program.  Students of all levels and instruments will be able to participate in small…

Save with our Early Bird Discount

Save $10 off the full-year tuition charge of $125 by doing two things: Register for Prelude Orchestra, Intermezzo Orchestra, or Youth Symphony Orchestra. Mail payment of $115 to YSOECI, P.O.…

Silent Auction Spring 2017

  One of the fun traditions of YSOECI is our biannual silent auctions. In conjunction with each of our concerts in the fall and spring, we hold a silent auction.…

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