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

Placement Auditions 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Schauer Arts Center, Rehearsal Hall

To schedule your time slot, 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)


No Current Classes listed on site. Contact Schauer's box office.

Session Dates

Summer Session
Jun 18 - Aug 16, 2018

Fall Session Begins Sep. 17, 2018
(SYSO Begins Aug. 20, 2018)

Summer Classes

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