Youth Orchestra Concert Schedule

The Youth Orchestra program has taught thousands of young people to become better musicians. Many become performers with Sarasota Orchestra or major symphony orchestras throughout the country.

Seven different orchestras rehearse weekly from September through April. Students progress through the program from string ensembles up to full orchestras. Auditions are held every year.

Sarasota Orchestra Youth Orchestras

Unless specified, these concerts are free and open to family and friends. Additional information is available by contacting Sarasota Orchestra Education Department at (941) 487-2731.


Dates

November 13, 2023
Monday @ 7:00 pm
Riverview High School
Symphonic Winds, Youth Symphony and Youth Philharmonic Concert
November 14, 2023
Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
Riverview High School
String Orchestras Concert
February 12, 2024
Monday @ 7:00 pm
Riverview High School
Symphonic Winds and Youth Symphony Concert
February 13, 2024
Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
Riverview High School
String Orchestras Concert
February 18, 2024
Sunday @ 1:00 pm
Riverview High School
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April 21, 2024
Sunday @ 2:00 pm
Riverview High School
String Orchestras Showcase Concert 
April 21, 2024
Sunday @ 5:00 pm
Riverview High School
Symphonic Winds, Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic Showcase Concert
Sarasota Youth Orchestra Program

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The Youth Orchestra program has taught thousands of young people to become better musicians. Many become performers with the Sarasota Orchestra or major symphony orchestras throughout the country.

Seven different orchestras rehearse weekly from September through April. Students progress through the program from string ensembles up to full orchestras. Auditions are held every year.

* Private Lesson Progress / Reimbursement Form

Tuition

Each participant in the Youth Orchestra program pays $305 tuition. This is in addition to the $25 application fee and is due upon invoice. The $305 tuition is only a fraction of the actual cost to Sarasota Orchestra per student. We are grateful to the Sarasota Orchestra Friends and the generosity of donors and granting organizations that help keep the costs to students reasonable.

Recruitment Incentive

Do you know a student that would enjoy being a part of our program? Help us spread the word and receive $25 off your tuition for each new student. Example: Talk with 4 new students that meet the requirements below and receive $100 off your tuition.

Scholarships

The Sarasota Orchestra is fortunate to be able to offer several types of scholarships. Through the generosity of many donors and numerous foundations, we are able to off-set tuition expenses. We also strongly believe in the benefit of private lessons and are able to help subsidize students’ lesson expenses. In addition, we offer scholarships for summer music camps and college music majors.

TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS: Need-based tuition scholarships are awarded to cover a portion of program cost (between 10% and 75%). Please include a letter of explanation. These letters can greatly help the committee with their decisions.

SIBLING SCHOLARSHIPS: The Sarasota Orchestra understands that many families have more than one child in our program. To help off-set these expenses, we offer a reduced tuition rate to families with more than one student participating in the Youth Orchestra Program. Often these are 50% scholarships. For example, $305 for the first child, $152.50 for each additional child. You must request this scholarship on
the application.

FELLOWSHIPS: FULL TUITION scholarships (excluding application fee) are awarded based on family need. To be considered for a full tuition scholarship, you must provide full income disclosure (IRS 1040 Form, page one, front and back) and an explanation of scholarship need. Full scholarships cannot be granted without this documentation.

PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS: These are awarded to Youth Orchestra participants to help defray a percentage of the cost of private lessons (38 lesson maximum Sept.-June).

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Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that Sarasota Orchestra can continue to share the gift of music with our community through concerts, education and outreach programs. Please join us by making a donation today. Together, we can keep the music playing, now and always.

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Accessibility

Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.