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Inspiring & Enriching
Young Musicians

For over 50 years, SYSO has brought meaningful, quality musical experiences to young musicians in the Chicago metro area.

2024/25 Season Registration - Now Open! 

Join us for our upcoming season! Register for one of our orchestral programs today. Seating audition information coming soon! 

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Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra is a 501c(3) non-profit operated by a talented team of classically trained musicians and instructors who are dedicated to providing students across the south suburbs of Chicago with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills, music education, and inspiration to play and enjoy music, and to build a community of string players.

Incredible Opportunity Program

Our beginner ensemble, a group instruction class, for students ages 8-13 who do not already play a string instrument, but would like to learn to play the violin.

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

The top performing group and namesake of the organization, students ages 8-17 accepted into SYSO have successfully completed a comprehensive audition

Suburban Youth Symphony Junior Orchestra

Our intermediate ensemble, aims to prepare students, ages 8-17, for the Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra by focusing on technique and ensemble playing

Your Generosity Makes Our Program Possible


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Did you know that tuition only covers less than 50% of SYSO's operating costs? 

Through the help of your donation, The Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra enriches the lives of young musicians as well as the families in our communities.  SYSO is also an affordable opportunity for students to develop their musical and cognitive skills that will provide benefits for a lifetime. Designated as a 501(c) (03) public charity, gifts to SYSO are tax deductible. 

Please consider donating at any amount toward student scholarships, financial aid, instrument repairs and purchases, and program outreach. 

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