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Alton Youth Symphony2022-08-04T09:58:46-05:00

Alton Youth Symphony Chamber Group to Perform at Alton Square Mall

Alton Youth Symphony Chamber Group has been invited to perform in front of Jan’s Hallmark in Alton Square Mall on Saturday, October 8.

Please come out and support the businesses that support AYS and listen to our talented musicians.

Alton Youth Symphony Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

Alton, IL   (June 20, 2022) — The Alton Youth Symphony presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to retiring board member Dick Propes during a luncheon at Santino’s in Alton.  Dick served on the board of directors for over forty years and will be greatly missed.  Pictured above, standing left to right:  Pam Stumpf, Secretary,  Joe Cacciottoli, President,  and Ken Conrady, founding member.  Seated is Dick Propes.

2022-2023 Auditions for AYS

8/26/2022 & 8/27/2022

9/2/2022 & 9/3/2022

Auditions will be held at Lewis & Clark Community College by appointment.

Sign up for auditions HERE

View information for the auditions HERE

If you have any questions please contact us at: [email protected]

AYS is a Grand Opportunity for Your Young Musician

AYS furthers musical opportunities for youth in the greater Alton area by providing musicians up to grades 8 who play string, wind and percussion instruments an opportunity to play in a full symphony orchestra setting. In addition, a smaller goup of less experienced string players comprise the Junior Youth Symphony. Our chamber group, comprised of our most accomplished players, performs at various public venues as a means to give back to the community. Through the leadership of professional music directors and conductors, students are challenged to perform a diverse and challenging mixture of orchestral pieces. Throughout the concert season, other professional musicians and music educators are recruited to conduct sectional coaching sessions to enhance the performance capabilities of the youth participants.

AYS membership is open to young musicians without regard to race, gender, education or disability. AYS members include many children who attend schools that do not offer music programs or whose music programs do not include string or symphony orchestra curriculum. Each concert season, including our most recent, AYS performs two concerts that are free to the public.

Our organization is unique because there are no fees involved. In addition, thanks to the generosity of our community; we are able to provide scholarship opportunities for private lessons and summer music camps.

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If you are really looking for a place to grow as a musician; this is the place for you!

Abigail Knoche, Director

The Alton Youth Symphony’s continued success would not be possible without the generous support of parents, community members, and local businesses. Click Here if you would like to partner with the Alton Youth Symphony through a donation.

Alton Youth Symphony is a 501(c)3 Corporation registered in the State of Illinois.

Alton Youth Symphony P.O. Box 3036 Alton, IL 62002

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