The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony provides students with a valuable and unique musical experience through weekly rehearsals and regular performances, while furthering the cultural enrichment of the Illinois Valley community.

The Illinois Valley
Youth Symphony Orchestra
The organization offers full orchestra and chamber orchestra opportunities for elementary through high school students and adults.  Individual opportunities are available as well by way of our Annual Student Concerto Competition and Conducting Competition for high school seniors.

IVYSO welcomes students from all instrument areas including strings, brass, winds, and percussion.  Interested musicians may audition for placement at any point during the orchestra season, however, our formal auditions are held each August. 
See our Upcoming Events page for our 2016-2017 Concert Dates

This orchestra is a member of the Illinois Council of Orchestras and is supported in part by the OMNIArts Trust and the Illinois Arts Council.