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Quantum Leap Summer Orchestra

The Quantum Leap Summer program is a 10-week string orchestra held by the Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra. Students meet once a week for a 1.5 hour orchestra and 1-hour sectionals. Students must have a private teacher while enrolled in the program. Students who do not have regular private instruction will be able to register for private lessons with the on-site teacher. 


This summer program is an excellent opportunity to train and retain your string skills and passion for orchestra over the summer when programs might not be available.

Sundays - June 4 - Aug 13

Final Concert Date Aug 19

*Additional Concert Dates TBD


Sectionals: 2pm - 3pm

Orchestra: 3pm - 4:30pm

Sectionals: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

*Private Sessions to be scheduled individually

To Register, please fill out our form. You may submit a form online via Google, or print, scan, and send the registration document to


Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon submission.


Orchestra - $275

10-week lesson package (30-minute 1-on-1 lessons, once per week - $250

*scholarship assistance available. Please inquire at

*Beginners can sign up for our private lesson package only

*T-shirts are included with program registration

Concerto Competition

The Deadline to Register SEPTEMBER 1, 2023

Registrants must pay a $25 Entrance Fee, payable via Paypal, or check / cash at the time of the audition.

Registrants must have an accompanist. An accompanist can be provided to you for a $20 fee.

Concerto Competition Application

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

Please fill out the online form to register for the concerto competition. Rules can be found in the .pdf below.

Contest Rules

1st Annual
Janet Kuester

Auditions will be held SEPTEMBER 3, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4800 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL.

Audition Selections

George Perlman

Israeli Concertino


Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 6, mvt I

J.S. Bach

Double Violin Concerto, BWV 1043, mvt I

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

Auditions will be held August 27, 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.

Registration for Palos Park Beginning Summer Strings:


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 for either program (Palos Park & Richton Park) please fill out the google form below.

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