Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings is holding auditions for new members!




To schedule an audition for the MSYO please contact Randy Heidelbaugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To schedule an audition for the MSYS please contact Anthony Springer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1.  First organized in 1982, the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings program includes students from over 20 schools, representing Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Morrow, Huron, Marion, Holmes, Seneca, and Wyandot counties. 

2.  The only youth orchestra program in this part of Ohio, the MSYO numbers roughly 90 players, primarily in grades nine through twelve, and Youth Strings is comprised of approximately 50 members in grades 6-10. Nearly 100% of members study privately.

3.  The Youth Orchestra rehearses September through May on Monday evenings, while Youth Strings rehearses September through March on Thursday evenings. Rehearsals take place at Lexington High School and Eastern Elementary in Mansfield.

4.  Each group performs two "formal" concerts at the historic Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield and other locations in the community. Concerts include a wide range of the world's greatest classical music, along with some more contemporary styles.

5.  All members of the Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings must be members of their own school band and/or orchestra, if applicable.

6.  Auditions consist of a 2-minute solo or etude of your choice and the audition music provided. 

7.  Upon acceptance, tuition fee is $50 per year. Scholarships are available.


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2019-2020 Subscriptions On Sale:

May 31, 2019 for Annual Members 
June 18, 2019 for Non-Members 

2019-2020 Single Tickets On Sale:

June 25, 2019 for Annual Members 
July 9, 2019 for Non-Members


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