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 Holiday Concert

When: Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm 
Where: Ruth A. Knoll Theater, Schauer Arts Center

Schauer Youth String Orchestra Spring Concert

When: Saturday, May 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm 
Where: Ruth A. Knoll Theater, Schauer Arts Center


Placement Auditions 

Enrollment is accepted on a rolling basis and families may schedule a Placement Audition at any time.  Click the links below to learn more about what to prepare, as well as to schedule a specific 20 minute time slot on the days we are currently offering.  If you are not available for any of the current dates, contact our Education Coordinator (262-670-0560, ext. 6 or email to schedule an alternate time.

View Placement Requirements (pdf)   

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Current Classes

Schauer Youth String Orchestra

Monday Sep 16 2019 – Dec 2 2019 | 6:00 PM

2019-2020 Schauer Youth String Orchestra

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Session Dates

Fall Session Begins September 16!

Fall 2019 Classes

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