Cornerstone Benefit Concert

Please join us at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Friday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. for our Benefit Concert in E.B. Ball Auditorium.  All of our orchestras will be performing.  Suggested donation is $5 per family or $2 per person.  Holiday Show & Sale will be 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Colonnade Room.  With many thanks to our Program Sponsors:



You’re invited!

Please join us on Sunday, November 5, at 3:00 p.m. in Sursa Hall for our Fall Concert and Silent Auction.  Performing will be our Suzuki Class for 5- and 6-year-olds, Prelude Orchestra, Intermezzo Orchestra, Chamber Program, and Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Invitation design credit to Mary Fernung and McCormack Printing Impressions, Inc.



Auditions for the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Intermezzo Orchestra will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. in Hargreaves Music Building, Room 117, on the Ball State University campus.

Students should prepare a scale and a solo, and may also be asked to play a short sight-reading selection.  Please contact to sign up for an audition time.


New Chamber Program to begin in August



With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, YSOECI will launch its new Chamber Program.  Students of all levels and instruments will be able to participate in small chamber ensembles (quartets, trios, etc.), coached by Ball State undergraduate students.  They will meet weekly with their coach at rehearsal times set by group members, and will have performance opportunities throughout the year.  The Chamber Program is open to any YSOECI student for an add-on fee of $25 per semester.  Register for the Chamber Program along with your regular program registration:

Prelude Orchestra

Intermezzo Orchestra

Youth Symphony Orchestra


Save with our Early Bird Discount

Save $10 off the full-year tuition charge of $125 by doing two things:

  1. Register for Prelude Orchestra, Intermezzo Orchestra, or Youth Symphony Orchestra.
  2. Mail payment of $115 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.


Silent Auction Spring 2017


One of the fun 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 a few hundred dollars. Here are some of this season’s items, which will be available for auction on May 7:


Chick-fil-A gift basket

2 MCL Cafeteria meal cards

8 Jimmy John’s sub cards

Clothing & Bedding

Music-themed headbands

Baby blanket handmade by Jackie Spieker

Duet Dance & Activewear $25 gift card

Experiences & Entertainment

4 Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes

2 Epic Escape Game one-person gift certificates

2 Kings Island passes

4 Conner Prairie admission passes

2 Children’s Museum of Indianapolis passes

4 Indiana Medical History Museum passes

2 Holiday World admission passes

4 AMC Theatres community passes

2 Indiana Caverns tour tickets


Cornerstone Center for the Arts class gift certificate

Cornerstone Center for the Arts 3 lessons gift certificate

3 Violin lessons from Marian Cooley

3 Violin lessons from Sarah Hersey

Harmony Dance Studios 5 private dance lessons gift certificate

Harmony Dance Studios Youth Swing & Salsa dance camp certificate

Zoobooks subscription

Cooking & Baking

Chocolate Raspberry Bars by Marian Cooley

Homebaked bread by Tim Hollems

Auntie Anne’s pretzel baking kit

Blondie’s Cookies gift box

Sourdough bread by Roberta Spieker


American Girl Truly Me doll

Painted violin by Tambra White

Stampin’ Up! Scrapbooking supplies

Handmade cards by Roberta Spieker

Indianapolis Colts bracelet

Music & Performances

Drew Tretick CD

2 Muncie Civic Theatre Seussical the Musical tickets


2 Victory Honda car wash booklets

2 Picaboo $50 gift certificates

My Go To Guy handyman services (2 hours)

Five Star Driver Education $100 gift certificate

Chameleon Salon gift card

University Dermatology facial & massage gift certificate

Sports & Fitness

4 Indianapolis Indians box seat tickets

5 Climb Time Indy passes

YWCA 6-month membership


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