The Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra is the region's principal provider of youth orchestra education experiences. Musicians interested in joining the Youth Orchestras may use the link below to visit our Auditions page.
If you have any questions regarding auditions, cannot audition during our regular audition dates, or would like to audition and register for an ensemble after scheduled auditions are completed, please contact Youth Orchestras and Community Education Programs Manager Jackie Mitra at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (217) 522-2838 x 6.
Staff of the Youth Orchestras Program
ISYO offers a variety of orchestra education experiences for youth and adults. ISYO offers five levels of youth orchestras. Students with no prior musical background can begin in Starter Strings as early as third grade. Participation in the program culminates with ISYO's premiere ensemble the ISYO Symphony Orchestra.View Details
We are excited to announce that Jacobsen Woollen has begun his tenure as Conductor of Youth Orchestras and Assistant Conductor of the ISO. Jacobsen comes to the ISO after the completion of a Post-Graduate Diploma in orchestral conducting under the tutelage of Prof. Mark Stringer at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.View Details