Youth Orchestra

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Sharing the joy of music with young performers

About Us

The Billings Symphony Youth Orchestra will celebrate its inaugural season this September! Previously known as the Billings Youth Orchestra, which operated for 16 seasons, the organization will continue to bring exciting opportunities for students, including side-by-side performances with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and workshops with prestigious guest artists.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Billings Youth Orchestra is the premier orchestral experience for talented young musicians in the Billings area. The program is open, by audition, to all students in surrounding counties, from preschool to college, including home-schooled students and students from outlying rural schools.

Billings Youth Orchestra at Cisel Hall

Membership

How to Audition/Register

Using the link below, register your student for their anticipated orchestra, then send your collected audition materials to youthorchestra@billingssymphony.org. Auditions for the 2022-2023 season are due August 26, 2022.

Preludio Strings

No audition is required to join Preludio Strings. Members should apply as soon as possible to ensure an available spot.

Concert Orchestra

All former Concert Orchestra members will be automatically admitted into the Concert Orchestra. Auditions are required for Preludio students wanting to move up into Concert Orchestra.

Young Artist Orchestra

All former Young Artist Orchestra members will be automatically admitted into the Young Artist Orchestra. Auditions are required for Concert students wanting to move up into Young Artist Orchestra.

Repertory Winds

Contact Sue Logan (sue.logan@billingssymphony.org) for audition information.

Repertory Orchestra

All former Repertory Orchestra members will be automatically admitted into the Repertory Orchestra. However, returning members must prepare audition materials for seating placement. All new Repertory Orchestra members must prepare an audition for acceptance and seat placement.

Tuition

Preludio Strings

Conductor: Barbara Kirk

Tuition

  • Full Year: $275.00
  • Fall Semester: $137.50
  • Spring Semester: $137.50

Concert Orchestra

Conductor TBA

Tuition

  • Full Year: $300.00
  • Fall Semester: $150.00
  • Spring Semester: $150.00

Young Artist Orchestra

Conductor: Lindsey Selman

Tuition

  • Full Year: $325.00
  • Fall Semester: $162.50
  • Spring Semester: $162.50

Repertory Orchestra

Conductor: Randy Tracy

Winds Conductor: Sue Logan

Tuition

  • Full Year: $350.00
  • Fall Semester: $175.00
  • Spring Semester: $175.00