BSYO and BSO present
March 9, 2024
2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Come join the BSYO as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary Season by premiering
"Celebrazione Sinfonia" by Laura Estes preceding the Brevard Symphony Orchestra's performance of "Musical Pictures."
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Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra
Come play with us!
We strive to provide an educationally sound musical experience that will motivate students to fulfill their potential and strive for excellence.
The Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra looks forward to Season 39! Our organization returns to make beautiful music and lasting memories during the 2023-2024 school year. For our 40th Season, the BSYO has commissioned a work that will feature every member of our ensembles at every ability level! This piece of music will be premiered at the March 9 Brevard Symphony Orchestra Concert, held at The King Center, among many other performance opportunities!
For its 40th Season, BSYO is proud to announce the addition of Ethan Hasker to our Artistic Staff! Mr. Hasker will work with our Chamber Orchestra; also returning to BSYO will be Nick Eggen, Michelle Eggen, and Rebecca Simons.
String Auditions (violin, viola, cello, & bass) will take place in-person on Friday, August 25 & Saturday, August 26. Email email@example.com for audition materials & other instructions.
Brass, Woodwind, & Percussionists interested in auditioning for the BSYO should contact Mr. Eggen directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. BRASS/WOODWIND/PERCUSSION will NOT meet on the 8/25 & 8/26 String Audition dates.
The Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra was formed as a result of a successful Strings Program in Brevard County Public Schools. The School Board, in collaboration with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Brevard Community College, recognized the need for the most talented string players, as well as the county’s most advanced band players, to have the opportunity to learn orchestral repertoire under the direction of a professional conductor.
Founded as a single orchestra in 1984 under Willem Bertsch, Brevard County’s finest young musicians continue to receive exemplary orchestral training.
Today, in its 39th performing season, the BSYO boasts three orchestras consisting of more than 150 talented young musicians in grades 1st-12th, representing forty public, private and home schools. Students audition each year for a seat in one of three ensembles: String Ensemble, Festivo Orchestra, or Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Simons, Michelle Eggen, and Nick Eggen. Students must be a member of their school music program if their school has a music program. The BSYO is a close friend of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, performing in side-by-side concerts at the King Center for the Performing Arts.
The BSYO is dedicated to providing talented young musicians with opportunities for personal and artistic growth through challenging rehearsal and performance experiences. In addition to making musical training available for young people, this vital arts organization serves the community by encouraging a greater understanding of and participation in orchestra music.
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We can't thank you enough for your support.
The Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra extends a heartfelt thank you to the individuals, foundations, corporations, and granting agencies that supported our 2022-2023 Season.
Thanks to your support, BSYO students and conductors have done an outstanding job this year with many in the community expressing their appreciation for the wonderful concerts and performances they have attended this year.