Other Opportunities


Summer Music Workshop

Each summer students have the opportunity to participate in a week-long string intensive workshop. This workshop is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day with a final performance at the end of the week. The workshop takes place at Lindenwood University’s Scheidegger Center for the Performing Arts. It is open to students with a minimum of one-year experience on violin, viola, cello or bass. There are two groups that students are sorted into by audition, an intermediate group and an advanced group. During the week students will be able to work in a large orchestra setting as well as chamber ensembles. They will also be able to participate in technique and enrichment classes with highly trained faculty. There are opportunities as well to have private lessons with the faculty throughout the week. For more information or to apply click the learn more button below to visit the workshop website.

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Mike Russo Concerto Competition

The Concerto competition is open to Cadenza and Symphony Orchestra members in good standing. The purpose is to showcase exceptional talent within the SCCYO and encourage all members to improve their performance skills. The competition is held in the fall of each season and is judged in two categories, Junior and Senior. Winners will perform their concertos at the spring concert in March.

The next competition date is November 16th 2019.

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Concerto Competition Results

Junior Division
1st place Ayman Amerin
2nd place Kendall Johnson
3rd place Kaya McNurlen

Senior Division
1st place Aliyah Amerin
2nd place Tyler Windsor
3rd place Abigail Hart


Annual SCCyO Trip to Powell Hall

The SCCYO Trip to Powell Hall is an annual event for students and their families to enjoy a St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert.  For nine years the St. Louis Symphony has offered discount tickets to SCCYO for a variety of performances.

This year the students are excited to see the original Stars Wars movie “A New Hope” with music performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.