Category: Welcome

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide all students with the necessary skills, music education, and inspiration to play and enjoy music, and to rebuild the culture of string playing in the south/southwest suburbs.

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Training young orchestra musicians in the Chicago Southland since 1962. For more than thirty-five years, SYSO has brought meaningful, quality musical experiences to its members. The Incredible Opportunity Program began in 2010; students can apply and are selected through an essay contest to receive low cost group violin …

Suburban Youth Strings

Suburban Youth Strings (SYS) is a select, small ensemble made up of SYSO students that focuses on learning challenging chamber music repertoire.  Students should be able to play 3-octave scales, use vibrato, and have the facility to play both fast technical passages and slow, lyrical melodic material. SYS students are required …

Suburban Youth Philharmonic

The Suburban Youth Philharmonic is a string orchestra that serves students in the South Suburbs looking to develop their playing skills in a group setting. This strings-only group serves as an important part of the musician’s development process and is accepts any youth with one year of playing …

Incredible Opportunity Program

The Incredible Opportunity Program began in 2010; students can apply and are selected through an essay contest to receive low cost group violin instruction and orchestral experience. Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra, a not-for-profit organization, sponsors 20 students, 8 – 13 years old, who would like to learn to play the violin, …