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Symphoria Youth Orchestra

Symphoria Youth Orchestra

Symphoria will begin operating three Youth Orchestras for students across Central New York beginning in the 2017-18 season.  The Symphoria Youth Orchestras give students with a passion for music an opportunity to develop their skills, refine their musicianship and cultivate an overall appreciation for excellence in music with other similarly interested students.  Students will receive coaching from Symphoria musicians, masterclasses with selected guest artists and a side by side performance with Symphoria on stage at Crouse-Hinds Theater.  Questions related to the Symphoria Youth Orchestra may be directed to the Youth Orchestra Administrator, Dana Huyge at (315) 299-5598 ext. 235 or


2018 Side by Side Concert

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Auditions for all Symphoria Youth Orchestras are held annually in June. The auditions for the 2017/2018 season are closed although we are holding auditions for Bass and Viola for all three orchestras. If you play bass or viola and are interested in participating in the 2017/2018 Symphoria Youth Orchestras  season, please contact the Youth Orchestra Administrator at

2018-2019 Season Auditions will be held in June 2018. Applications to request an audition time slot will be available on this webpage from March 1st through April 31st 2018. Students who audition, if accepted, will be placed in one of the three orchestras based on their audition.


Symphoria Youth Orchestra

Conducted by Christian Capocaccia

The Symphoria Youth Orchestra is the most competitive level of the Symphoria Youth Orchestras and is designed for the strongest nyssma level 5 and nyssma level 6 string, woodwind, brass, and percussion students. Audition requirements will include a Level V or VI solo as well as scales, sight reading, and orchestral excerpts.

Scale and excerpt requirements for the 2018-2019 Season audition will be posted on this webpage November 2018.


Performers must audition in at least two of the following areas:
Mallets: 12 major scales in 2 octaves, NYSSMA level V or VI solo, sight-reading
Timpani: Tuning to given pitches, NYSSMA level V or VI solo, sight-reading
Snare: Long Roll (open-closed-open), Single Stroke Roll, NYSSMA level V or VI solo, sight-reading

Symphoria Youth Sinfonia

Conducted by Ms. Karen Veverka

The Symphoria Youth Sinfonia gives advanced string musicians an opportunity to practice and perform professional and semi-professional repertoire. The Sinfonia is designed for (but not limited to) high school students performing at a nyssma level 5 or higher.

Symphoria Youth String Orchestra Auditions

Conducted by Ms. Rebecca Dodd

The Symphoria Youth String Orchestra brings together the most talented young string musicians in Central New York to practice and perform a wide variety of string repertoire. This orchestra targets (but is not limited to) middle school and early high school students performing a nyssma level 3, 4, and 5.

Students must be enrolled in their school instrumental music program, if such a program exists, to participate in the Symphoria Youth Orchestras.


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