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SYO Chamber Program Info

Chamber Ensemble 2019-2020 Season

  • Students of all ages are welcome to participate. The program is open to strings, brass, woodwinds, and piano.
  • All students are assigned one coach per semester. Each group receives five coachings with a professional instructor.
  • Sunday participants are given two extra rehearsals where they rehearse by themselves to apply their coach’s instructions.
  • At the end of each semester, students have a required dress rehearsal and concert recital.
  • Other opportunities may include performing as a prelude to youth orchestra concerts, professional concerts , and other community gatherings.
  • All chamber music rehearsals and coachings are at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Recital Dates for 2019-2020:

  • Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • April 26, 2020

General Rehearsal Hours:

Rehearsal hours may be modified to accommodate individual schedules.

  • Sundays, 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm (generally high school level)
  • Mondays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (generally elementary school level)
  • Tuesdays, 4 pm - 8 pm (generally Jr. high / high school level)

Register for the 2019-20 Season

Pay Registration Online


Semester and Ensemble Fee Early Bird
(Register by 6/16)*
One Semester (Fall or Spring)

Elementary (30 minute session)

$130 $125

Intermediate (45 min.)

$185 $175

Advanced (60 min.)

$235 $225
Both Fall and Spring Semesters

Elementary (30min.)

$235 $225

Intermediate (45 min.)

$335 $325

Advanced (60 min.)

$435 $425

*Early Bird Special: To receive the discount, students must pay in full by June 16. There will be no refunds.

Attendance Policy

Chamber music attendance is very important because students are the only ones on their part. Also, it is important for the other students to hear all the parts while in rehearsal. It is similar to a sports team. If a player does not show up for practice or a game, it is very difficult to work together properly or win a game. Chamber music is teamwork and it is vital for students to be present at all rehearsals.

Excused Absences

Sickness, Family Emergency, & Concert Performance

If you know you will miss a rehearsal in advance, please let the director Stephanie Preucil or Cassandra Herman know so possible adjustments can be made to remedy the situation.