The Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (HSYO) provides advanced symphonic orchestra performance opportunities for area students of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, up to age 21.
The HSYO is a full symphony orchestra made up of woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings. The orchestra is designed to prepare young musicians for life-long music making in college or community orchestras. The Youth Orchestra rehearses and performs intermediate and advanced repertoire, and rehearses on Monday evenings during the school year at Blue Ridge Community College in Bo Thomas Auditorium from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.
The Coda Ensemble, an advanced chamber ensemble, is offered to Youth Orchestra members by audition. The Coda Ensemble rehearses Mondays immediately after the Youth Orchestra rehearsal.
Instrumental students from Hendersonville and surrounding region with a minimum of one year of school instruction (or the equivalent with teacher recommendation) and up to age 21 are invited to audition for our ensemble.
The orchestra participates in concerts each year, with members of the orchestra presenting additional performances in conjunction with the Henderson County Berrian festivals and throughout the community. The HSYO hosts an annual Concerto Competition for its members, and our most advanced players are invited to audition for the Coda Ensemble, an advanced chamber ensemble that performs independently and in a side-by-side education concert with the Hendersonville Symphony each year.
Further information about our programs are available in the HSYO Handbook. For questions regarding any of our programs, please contact Dorian Neuendorf, Artistic & Administrative Director of the HSYO, at firstname.lastname@example.org.