FAQ

Q: How much is tuition?
For the Youth Orchestra, tuition is per semester, due by the second rehearsal
  • $100 - String
  • $75 - Winds/Brass
  • $50 - Percussion
Q: What does my tuition cover?
Tuition is subsidized heavily by the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, as our costs well exceed our tuition rates, but we believe that our mission is to provide a quality symphonic expereince for our emerging musicians.

Tuition helps to covers the cost of:
  • Conductors
  • Professional Clinicians
  • Sectional staff
  • Music - purchase, copies or rentals
  • Weekly snacks
  • Car-magnet and t-shirts
  • Facility Rental
  • Free comp ticket for each student to ever Idaho State-Civic Symphony Season Concert
Q: When are auditions?
Auditions for NEW Members and Current Members - ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center (Green Room)
  • General Auditions are held in the Fall, for mid-season auditions, please contact Julie Sorensen for a time.
 
Students unable to make the scheduled auditions, please contact sorejul2@isu.edu to set up an alternative audition time.
 
Q: When are rehearsals?
Youth Orchestra meets Tuesday Afternoon 4:00-5:45 p.m. in Jensen Grand Concert Hall - Stephens Performing Arts Center
 
Q: What age do you have to be to participate?
Any age! Youth Orchestra students must pass the audition.
 
Q: When does Youth Orchestra start?
The schedule follows the academic calendar, generally, the semesters run Sept - Nov; Jan - April, please see schedule for more specific dates.
 
Q: Do you have to be in public school?
No! We have public, private, and homeschool students in the orchestra.
 
Q: Do you have to play in your school band or orchestra, too?
Participation in the student’s school music program is required, provided the student’s school has a music program. Exemption from this policy requires permission from Ms. Sorensen.
 
For more information contact:
 
Julie Sorensen
Youth Orchestra Director

Shawna Morrissey
Youth Orchestra Manager
208-226-4495
shawnamorrissey@gmail.com

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