Casey Springstead, Director
Suggested grades 7-12, NYSSMA Level 6, audition required
Saturdays, 9:00-11:30 am
- The HYSO will be allowed to meet in-person excluding wind, brass, and percussion instruments. Please stay tuned for specific details which will be sent to our students by the directors.
- Students will be asked to follow safety guidelines and expectations while in the building. Everyone entering Hochstein will be required to wear a mask when they are in the building.
- Parents/guardians are expected to leave the building during most orchestra rehearsals after dropping off their student.
A full orchestra (strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion) for advanced musicians. The Youth Symphony Orchestra promotes musical experience through the study and performance of standard orchestral repertoire, contemporary works, small ensembles, and student concerto performances. Season repertoire includes Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary music.
The HYSO toured Italy in Spring 2009, Ireland in Spring 2011, France in Spring 2014, Austria/Germany in Spring 2016, and Spain & Portugal in the spring of 2018. The HYSO is planning to tour Germany and the Czech Republic during the spring break of 2022.
Audition information for the 2021-2022 school year can be accessed by clicking here.
Fees for the 2021-22 school year: $10 registration fee; $504* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $126. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $444, payable in quarterly installments of $111. (Fees as of Fall 2021.)
* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.