Schauer Youth String Orchestra

The Schauer Arts Center offers two separate ensembles for students who have at least one to two years of training with either a private instructor or school ensemble. As a general rule, our Presto Strings Orchestra best fits our upper-elementary and middle school students, while our Bravura Strings Orchestra best fits our high school students. 

All SYSO members are expected to demonstrate the following :

  • Good intonation with the ability to adjust out-of-tune pitches with minimal effort
  • Proper posture and technique for left- and right- hand positions
  • An understanding of - and ability to identify - accidentals
  • A positive, supportive, cooperative, attitude as well as a maturity and willingness to learn

Schauer Youth String Orchestra Spring Concert

When: Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 pm 
Where: Ruth A. Knoll Theater, Schauer Arts Center

Spring Make Up Time

SYSO Rehearsals will be extended 30 minutes during March.
February = Regular Schedule
March = 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (spring break is MON March 25)
April = Resume Regular Schedule


Placement Auditions 

To schedule a placement, please call 262-670-0560, ext. 204 or email 
*Enrollment is accepted year round. Please contact Melissa Arnold to schedule a Placement at any point in the year. 

View Placement Requirements (pdf)


Current Classes


Monday Aug 20 2018 – May 6 2019 | 6:00 PM

(Upper-Elementary & Middle School Students) Presto Strings is the first step in our Schauer Youth String Orchestra program.

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Session Dates

Winter/Spring Session Begins Jan. 14, 2019

MBSA Session Begins Jan. 7, 2019

Winter/Spring Classes

The Winter/Spring Class Schedule is here!

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