YSOECI cancels rehearsals & classes through March 31

In light of present health concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana (YSOECI) will suspend rehearsals and classes through the end of March. We are currently exploring options for online/virtual learning for our various programs, and we will be contacting students by ensemble as those online opportunities are ready to launch.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging and unexpected situation. YSOECI will continue to monitor updates and recommendations from state, local, and federal leaders.

String Intensive Workshop – February 8, 2020

 

String Intensive Workshop
Saturday, February 8, 2020 

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

●  10:00-12:00 am for younger students (Suzuki, Prelude, and Overture)
●  11:00-12:00 for Suzuki and very young students (violins ages 5-6)
●  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
●  Registration is free, so invite a friend (who already studies a string instrument). This event is open to ALL students ages Kindergarten through high school, not just YSOECI students! String instruments included are violin, viola, cello, and bass.

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

Register here.

String Intensive Workshop – January 25, 2020

 

String Intensive Workshop
Saturday, January 25, 2020 

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

●  10:00-12:00 am for younger students (Suzuki, Prelude, and Overture)
●  11:00-12:00 for Suzuki and very young students (violins ages 5-6)
●  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
●  Registration is free, so invite a friend (who already studies a string instrument). This event is open to ALL students ages Kindergarten through high school, not just YSOECI students! String instruments included are violin, viola, cello, and bass.

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

Register here.

Silent Auction Fall 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 November 17 concert:

Cooking & Baking
Brownies by Elaine Janney

Education
Suzuki Sprouts classes from Tiffany Arnold
Violin lessons from Tiffany Arnold
Violin lessons from Sarah Hersey

Experiences & Entertainment
Perfect North Slopes lift tickets
Muncie Children’s Museum family membership
Indiana State Museum family membership
Indiana Medical History Museum admission tickets
Museum of Miniatures admission tickets
Let There Be Art gift card

Gifts & Miscellaneous
Millbrook Tree Farm gift basket
Redeem, Renew, Resew hair bows
Toys Forever books
Pampered Chef Electric wine opener, chiller, cheese board & fork set from Bethany Raymond
Canoe Country gift
Cadenza Strings t-shirt – “Slow Practice”
Drawings by Louetta Dishman
Wooden tree from Nanci & Kirk Perry
Murray’s Jewelers gift card

Restaurants
Culver’s Free Custard for a Year
Amazing Joe’s gift certificates
Gift card bouquet – Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Fresh Thyme
Cooper’s Hawk Winery Lux Wine Tasting for 4

Music & Theatre

Muncie Symphony Orchestra family 4-pack
Lindsey Stirling Artemis CD, signed poster, & water bottle
Pirastro Goldflex rosin & Vision Titanium violin strings from Encore Orchestral
Indianapolis Violins gift cards
Muncie Ballet Studio Nutcracker family pass
Music Teacher Barbie from Sarah Hersey

Sports & Fitness
Indianapolis Motor Speedway IndyCar Grand Prix race tickets
Indiana Pacers Thaddeus Young autographed hat
WNBA Indiana Fever Kelsey Mitchell autographed jersey

and more!

A Clarinets GoFundMe Project

Please support our very own Dr. Matt Spieker as he aims to raise $13,000 by running the Monumental Marathon on November 9 (his 53rd birthday)!

 

A Clarinets for YSOECI Project – GoFundMe

Audition Signup

Interested in playing in the Youth Symphony Orchestra or Intermezzo Orchestra?

Auditions will be August 24 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. in Hargreaves Music Building. Sign up for an audition at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faeab2fa6f94-audition2. Or report to Room 117 to sign up for an audition time on the day of auditions, but we cannot guarantee the availability of audition slots. Students should prepare a solo and a scale and be prepared for a short sight-reading excerpt. Please contact tarnold@ysoeci.com with any questions.

All YSO students should audition, and any student new to Intermezzo should audition.

2019-2020 Class and Rehearsal Schedule

Our class and rehearsal schedule for the 2019-2020 school year will be as follows:

3:20-4:00  Suzuki-Based Violin Class for 5- and 6-year-olds

3:45-4:40  Overture Strings

4:00-4:55  Prelude – Bass & Cello

4:10-5:05  Prelude – Violin & Viola

4:45-5:45  Intermezzo Orchestra

5:10-6:05  Prelude – Violin & Viola

6:00-8:00  Youth Symphony Orchestra

Please contact Tiffany Arnold at tarnold@ysoeci.com or 765-702-7529 with any questions.

Save With Our Early Bird Discount

 

Save $10 off our full-year tuition charge of $125 when you register and pay by August 1, 2019. Registration links for all of our programs are here.  Contact Tiffany Arnold at tarnold@ysoeci.com with any questions.

Payment of $115 may be sent via PayPal or postal mail to YSOECI, P.O. Box 1463, Muncie, IN 47308. Checks may be made payable to YSOECI.  Note student’s name and “tuition” on the memo line.

And don’t forget we offer string instrument rentals to any student participating in our programs.  Violin, viola, cello, and bass are available for $50 for the school year (or $25 per semester), plus a $25 security deposit.  Limited availability of smaller sized instruments.

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!