You’re invited!

Please join us on Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. in Sursa Hall for our Spring Concert and Silent Auction.  Performing will be our Suzuki-Based Class for 5- and 6-year-olds, Prelude Orchestra, Overture Strings, Intermezzo Orchestra, and Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Also featured as guests artists will be the New Horizons Orchestra.

 

 

With special thanks to Berean Builders, our Title Sponsor, and Ontario Systems, our Program Sponsor, for their support of this concert.

 

Silent Auction Spring 2019

One of the cherished traditions of YSOECI is our biannual silent auctions. In conjunction with each of our concerts in the fall and spring, we hold a silent auction. Items available range in price from just a few dollars to more than a hundred dollars. Here are some of this season’s items, which will be available for auction at our April 7 concert:

Cooking & Baking
Brownies by Elaine Janney
Sea Salt & Cinnamon cake
Sourdough bread by Roberta Spieker

Education
Muncie Music Center folding music stand
Violin lessons from Tiffany Arnold
Violin lessons from Sarah Hersey

Experiences & Entertainment
American Girl Doll – Tenney
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis tickets
Conner Prairie admission passes
Escape Muncie passes
Harmony Dance Studio gift certificate
Holiday World admission tickets
Indiana Caverns admission passes
Kings Island admission tickets

Gifts & Miscellaneous
Country Charm $30 gift card
Redeem, Renew, Resew hair bows & more
Hi-Way 3 Hardware hummingbird feeder
Jack’s Camera Shop NEBO Lil Larry flashlight
Tambra White painted violin
Toys Forever books
Yarn Fancy Finds Harry Potter & Hermione dolls

Music & Theatre

Marion Philharmonic season tickets
Muncie Civic Theatre Tarzan tickets

Services
AAA Hoosier Motor Club Basic Membership
Sparks Car Care oil changes
Vogue Cleaners gift certificates

Sports & Fitness

Cincinnati Reds tickets
Climb Time Indy passes
Ft. Wayne Tin Caps hat & bag
Indiana Pacers Thaddeus Young autographed hat
Sky Zone Fishers jump passes
WNBA Indiana Fever Kelsey Mitchell autographed jersey
YMCA swim lessons
and more!

String Intensive Workshop – April 27, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

String Intensive Workshop
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2801 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN 47304

●  10:00-12:00 am for younger students (Suzuki, Prelude, and Overture)
●  10:00-1:30 for older students (Intermezzo and YSO)
●  Free pizza lunch provided at 12:00 (younger students invited)
●  Students will build string skills, working in large and small groups, with instruction by Dr. Matt Spieker & Partnership Program teachers
●  Suzuki students will play group violin and music reading games, working with Tiffany Arnold
●  Try the Viola Day option is open to violinists and cellists on a first come, first serve basis (subject to instrument availability)
●  Registration is free, so invite a friend (who already studies a string instrument)

Contact Tiffany Arnold with questions at tarnold@ysoeci.com or 765-702-7529.

Register here.

String Intensive Workshop

String Intensive Workshop
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2801 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN 47304

●  10:00-12:00 am for younger students (Suzuki, Prelude, and Overture)
●  10:00-1:30 for older students (Intermezzo and YSO)
●  Jimmy John’s lunch provided at 12:00 (younger students invited)
●  Students will build string skills, working in large and small groups, with instruction by Dr. Matt Spieker & Partnership Program teachers
●  Suzuki students will play group violin and music reading games, working with Tiffany Arnold
●  Try the Viola Day option is open to violinists and cellists on a first come, first serve basis (subject to instrument availability)
●  Registration is free, so invite a friend (who already studies a string instrument)

Contact Tiffany Arnold with questions at tarnold@ysoeci.com or 765-702-7529.

Register here.

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String Intensive Workshop

String Intensive Workshop

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Westminster Presbyterian Church,
2801 W Riverside Ave, Muncie, IN 47304

  • 10:00-12:00 am for younger students (Suzuki, Prelude, and Overture)
  • 10:00-1:30 for older students (Intermezzo and YSO)
  • Pizza lunch provided at 12:00 (younger students invited to stay if they wish).
  • Students will build string skills, working in small and large groups, through instruction by Dr. Matt Spieker and Partnership Program teachers.
  • Suzuki students will play games to reinforce and introduce new violin and music reading concepts and skills, working with Tiffany Arnold
  • Registration is free!  Invite a friend (who already studies a string instrument)! Open to all students from Kindergarten through high school.

Contact Tiffany Arnold with questions at tarnold@ysoeci.com
or 765-702-7529.

Register here.

Thank you to Psi Iota Xi!

As recently covered in The Star Press, Psi Iota Xi has generously funded our Summer Scholarship Program as part of their philanthropic mission. We are so grateful for their support. Pictured above is the Bargain Box at 607 E. Charles Street, a resale shop operated and staffed by volunteer members of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. Our Summer Scholarships provide funds for YSO and Intermezzo students to attend music camp or receive private instruction on their chosen instrument.

Student Profile: Meet Catie






Catie
Age: 8
Instrument: Violin
YSOECI program: Overture Strings
Number of years playing violin: 3
Favorite thing about Overture: Seeing her teachers
Favorite thing about playing violin: Playing the notes
Siblings: One brother
Favorite color: Mint green
Hobby: Cheerleading

Student Profile: Meet Rose


Rose
Age: 7
Instrument: Violin
YSOECI program: Overture Strings
Number of years playing violin: 2
Favorite thing about Overture: Playing “Baa Baa Black Sheep”
Favorite thing about playing violin: Playing open strings
Siblings: One brother
Hobby: Swimming

YSO Student to Play in Junior High All State Orchestra

Congratulations to Lucy Arnold, our Youth Symphony violinist who will be playing in the Indiana Junior High All State Orchestra in Fort Wayne this weekend! Lucy is assistant concertmaster of the Youth Symphony. She has played in YSO for four and a half years.