CSA Youth Honors Orchestras
Tuesdays 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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.
1st Rehearsal for YHCO/YHSO is Tuesday, August 27
The Fall YHO Concert is on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Hall
1st Rehearsal is for YHCO is Tuesday, January 14, 2020
1st Rehearsal for YHSO is Tuesday, January 21
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2020 Audition Schedule
Auditions at the Goshen College Music Center:
- Held in mid-January by appointment only. Contact email@example.com to schedule a time
In-School Auditions at area schools (check with your school director):
- August Dates TBA!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (574) 535-7849.