Submitted by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
On Sunday, April 21, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Institute with Director Jacqueline Fisher presents several chamber ensembles in their second concerts of the 2012-13 season. The EYSO is comprised of student musicians from fourth grade through college.
Four performances are scheduled at 1, 2:15, 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. in the Spartan Auditorium at the Elgin Community College at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
This is Jacqueline Fisher's second CMI concert as the new director of the EYSO Chamber Music Institute. She has studied violin since the age of 5; has played throughout Europe and the United States; and she has been recognized twice by Who's Who Among American Teachers by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.
The Chamber Music concerts are just one great experience of many given the EYSO students. The EYSO musicians perform in many different venues throughout the year (Ravinia, Park West, Scotland, and Atlanta are among past performance venues) allowing them to explore music and the opportunities for professional musicians.
To learn more about the EYSO and the opportunities offered to student musicians throughout the Chicago area, visit www.eyso.org, or call the EYSO office at (847) 841-7700.
Auditions will be held from May 30 to June 2. Students who will begin fourth grade through college in the fall may audition for a seat in one of the six ensembles. Applications, audition requirements, and scheduling may be found at www.eyso.org, or by calling (847) 841-7700.
The EYSO is committed to making participation accessible to any qualified student regardless of financial need. Students have opportunities each year to earn part or all of their tuition. Since the EYSO is an In-Residence Ensemble at the ECC Arts Center, students who are 16 years of age at the beginning of a semester are eligible to earn college credit while playing in the EYSO.