RSYO Current Members


2017/18 Season Side-by-Side Information

Each year, RSYO students are invited to audition to play side-by-side professional RSO musicians on the Annual Youth Concert field trip for elementary students at the Coronado Theatre. The 2017/18 Season Youth Concert will be on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10am and will feature Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Because of the early date in the season and the challenging nature of the repertoire, participating students will need to begin practicing their music before the RSYO season begins. Therefore, interested students must submit a video audition.

Video audition requirements:

  • State your name and the piece you will be playing
  • No accompaniment on the video
  • Phone quality OK
  • Choose a piece that shows the best of your abilities

The video must be submitted to Margo Stedman by Monday, July 17, 2017. Please email the video, or a link to a video, directly to Margo at If you need help making your video audition, please contact Margo to discuss options.

Tuition Assistance Information

Questions, comments, or concerns may be directed to Margo Stedman, RSO Education & Community Engagement Director by phone at 815.972.2939 or e-mail

Additional Musical Opportunities for RSYO Students

Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra

Strings Crossing Camp

Credo Summer Music Festival

Birch Creek Summer Music Academy

Philadelphia Summer Music Camp

Violin Sweepstakes

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