Symphony In Your School, Secondary

Symphony In Your School (SIYS), Secondary is a FREE residency program for middle and high school bands and orchestras which provides music students the opportunity to interact with and learn from SLSO musicians. Ensembles selected to participate in SIYS, Secondary will receive visits from SLSO musicians tailored to their specific needs. As a culmination of this program, we ask partnering teachers to bring their students on a field trip to an SLSO concert to experience their mentors performing live at Powell Hall.

Watch this short video for a glimpse into the Symphony in Youth School, Secondary program at Jennings Junior High School.

**Applications for the 2020/2021 school year have closed.**

Partnership Responsibilities

SLSO musician visits are provided free of charge to the school. In return, the participating teachers are expected to:

  • Communicate with SLSO staff in all phases of scheduling musician visits.
  • Prepare participating students for musician visits.
  • Organize field trip to attend a concert at Powell Hall.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a middle or high school band or orchestra teacher
  • Applicant must have taught at least one year in the school where the residency will take place
  • Participating school must be within a 30-mile radius from Powell Hall
  • Participating school must be within a 40-minute drive from Powell Hall
  • Participating ensemble must meet on Mondays or Tuesdays to coordinate musician visits

Application Timeline

  • January 2020                       Application opens
  • Friday, March 27, 2020       Application deadline
  • April & May 2020               Site observations are granted to select applicants
  • June 2020                            Application results are announced


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