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Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

2023-24 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: 

  • 1 piece to demonstrate your best playing

  • Major scales, two octaves, up to 3 sharps & 1 flat

  • Sight Reading

On-going Auditions will be held through Oct 15, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Richton Park, IL. Upon filling out the online application, students will be scheduled for a private audition. Students will be placed into SYSO or SYSJO at the discretion of the Music Director.


We are currently accepting Video submissions for the 2023-24 audition process. Please fill out an online audition application. 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 register please send an email to

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