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 7-8:15 p.m.; rehearsals for YHSO are held Sunday afternoons from 2-4 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.

The spring semester of YHSO begins Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center Room 150. YHCO begins Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7-8:15 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center Room 150.

For more information about the Youth Honors Orchestras, please contact YHO Program Director Dr. Rosalyn Troiano at yho@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7908.

 


Fall 2018 Auditions

Participation in the YHCO is open by audition to any interested Elkhart County string students in grades 6-9; participation in the YHSO is open by audition to any interested string, woodwind, brass, or percussion student in grades 9-12. Auditions for the YHO ensembles will be held on the following dates, times and locations:

Goshen College Music Center:

TBD


To schedule an audition at Goshen College or at Area Schools: Please contact YHO Program Director Dr. Rosalyn Troiano at yho@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7908.

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.

The YHO Registration Form can be downloaded here.