For the Youth Orchestra, tuition is per semester, due by the second rehearsal. AUDITIONS ARE FREE. If you are selected to play with the Youth Orchestra, please submit tuition together with the signature page of the 2022-23 Youth Orchestra Student Manual, which can be found on the Youth Orchestra Schedule/Login page of the website here.
  • $100 - String
  • $75 - Winds/Brass
  • $50 - Percussion

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
  • Youth Orchestra swag
  • Facility Rental
  • Free comp ticket for each student to ever Idaho State-Civic Symphony Season Concert

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony does have scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition. Please contact the Youth Orchestra manager, Shawna Morrissey, for details and requirements.

Any age! Youth Orchestra students must pass the audition.

All musicians considering audition should be able to play major scales in up to 3 accidentals. String and mallet percussion players must be able to play 2 octaves for all scales. Depending on the scale, wind and brass players may play 1-2 octives. String players should be comfortable in at least one position outside of first position. Wind, brass, and percussion players should be able to execute the audition etudes at the required tempo. Talk to your teacher to see if you're ready and to get help preparing your audition.

General auditions for new and current members are held in the Fall at the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center (green room).Students unable to make the scheduled auditions, please contact Amy Boese to set up an alternative audition time. For mid-season auditions, please contact Amy Boese for a time. AUDITIONS ARE FREE. PLEASE COMPELTE THE AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM TO SELECT AN AUDITION TIME.
Complete Youth Orchestra Audition Registration here

The schedule follows the academic calendar, generally, the semesters run Sept - Nov; Jan - April, please see schedule for more specific dates.

No! We have public, private, and homeschool students in the orchestra.

YO musicians must participate in at least one term of any music class offered by their school. Exceptions may be granted by Conductor Jan Eddington. 

Youth Orchestra meets Tuesday Afternoon 4:15-5:45 p.m. in Jensen Grand Concert Hall - Stephens Performing Arts Center

For More information contact: 

Jan EddingtonShawna Morrissey
(208) 680-2642 call or text(208) 226-4495 call or text