Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Audition Requirements
Students ages 8 to 17 who wish to participate in SYSO or SYSJO, have played their instrument for at least one year, and have a private instructor are welcome to audition and should prepare the following: 

  • 4 minutes of contrasting repertoire

  • Major scales through 3 sharps and 1 flat (2 or more octaves)

Auditions will be held August 22, 2021 at St. Peter's Church in Frankfort, IL. Upon filling out the form below, students will be scheduled for a private audition. Students will be placed into SYSO or SYSJO at the discretion of the Music Director.

Audition Fee

To schedule an audition, please fill out the audition form below. Payment of a $10 audition fee is required prior to your audition. Thank you!

Due to current conditions, we are currently accepting Video submissions for the 2021-22 audition process. Please fill out an audition form below. Videos may be submitted to

Audition Application

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.


Incredible Opportunity Program

Application Instructions

The Incredible Opportunity Program (IOP) is 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.


To be considered for IOP, students must submit a short essay titled, "Why I Want to Play the Violin" to