Youth Honors Concert Orchestra (YHCO)

Tuesdays 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Grades 7-9

Youth Honors Symphony Orchestra (YHSO)

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Grades 9-12


The Elkhart County Youth Honors Orchestra (YHO) has a long tradition of excellence in Elkhart County, launched by the Elkhart County Symphony Association and currently housed at the Goshen College Music Center. There are two orchestras: the Youth Honors Concert Orchestra for strings (grades 7-9), and the Youth Honors Symphony Orchestra for strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion (grades 9-12). Rehearsals for YHCO are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:15 p.m.; rehearsals for YHSO will now be held Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m., leading up to concerts in November and May.

To participate in the YHO, students will need to audition and bring the completed YHO Registration Form to their audition.

Fall 2019: 1st Rehearsal is Tuesday, August 27. The Fall YHO Concert is on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Hall.

Spring 2020: 1st Rehearsal is tentatively Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Spring YHO Concert is on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Hall.

 

For more information about the Youth Honors Orchestras, please contact CSA Director Dr. Mary Rose Norell at yho@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7849.

 


Auditions for 2019-20 Season

Participation in YHCO is open by audition to any interested Elkhart County string students in grades 6-9; participation in YHSO is open by audition to any interested string, woodwind, brass, or percussion student in grades 9-12.


Spring 2019 Audition Schedule

Auditions at the Goshen College Music Center:

  • Held in early/mid August by appointment only. Contact yho@goshen.edu to schedule a time)

 

In-School Auditions at area schools (check with your school director):

  • August Dates TBA!

Audition Requirements:

  • YHCO: two scales of your choice in either one or two octaves and two minutes of a solo piece or school ensemble music
  • YHSO: two scales of your choice in either 2 or 3 octaves and two minutes of a solo piece or school ensemble music

To schedule an audition at Goshen College or at Area Schools: Please contact CSA Director Dr. Mary Rose Norell at yho@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7849.

The YHO Registration Form can be downloaded here.