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Ensembles 2018-19

With inquiries regarding auditions and enrollment, please contact the SDSYO Administrator at sdsymphony@sdsymphony.org, or (605) 335-7933 x14.


Youth Orchestra

Rehearsal: Sundays, 4:00​pm – 6:30​pm​, September​ ​​– May
Rehearsal Location: Edison Middle School
Conductor: Thomas Fortner

Youth Orchestra is an advanced, full symphonic orchestra that performs masterpieces from the standard orchestral repertoire at a highly proficient level. Members are selected through auditions only and are generally advanced high school players.


Philharmonia

Rehearsal: Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, September – May
Rehearsal Location: Edison Middle School
Conductor: Jeffrey Paul
​*During weeks when Edison is closed on Monday due to a SFSD “No Classes” holiday, Philharmonia rehearsal will be held on that Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Philharmonia is an intermediate-level, full symphonic orchestra that performs arrangements from the standard orchestral repertoire while refining students’ orchestral techniques. Members are selected through auditions only and are generally middle school and high school players.


Sinfonia

Rehearsal: Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, September – May
Rehearsal Location: Edison Middle School
Conductor: Thomas Fortner
​*During weeks when Edison is closed on Monday due to a SFSD “No Classes” holiday, Sinfonia rehearsal will be held on that Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Sinfonia is a strings-only orchestra for developing players. Students perform pieces designed to promote both the growth of their individual talents and their collective ensemble techniques. Members are selected through auditions only and are generally elementary school and middle school players.


Prelude Strings

Rehearsal: Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 19 – March 2
Rehearsal Location: Edison Middle School
Conductor: Thomas Fortner ​

Prelude Strings is an entry-level string ensemble designed to introduce young musicians to cooperative musicianship and life-long appreciation of music. No auditions are required for students interested in participating in Prelude Strings.