The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra joined QSOA in 1993. QAYO attracts junior and senior high school students from the tri-state area of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. Starting in November, QAYO rehearses weekly during the school year, mostly on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Tuition for the year is $60, with a discount for siblings. Tuition waivers are available for families with significant financial need. More detailed information may be found on the QAYO Brochure, or call 217-222-2856 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions were held October 16th from 3pm-7pm at Quincy Notre Dame High School. Additional musicians are needed for the following sections: oboe, bassoon, horn, viola, cello, string bass. Late auditions for these instruments can be arranged by calling 217-222-2856 or emailing email@example.com. Rehearsals begin on November 27, 2016.
Quincy Area Youth Orchestra Conductor
2016-17 Audition Materials
Please select audition materials by instrument below. Each download is a PDF file. Updated 8/26/16.
2016-17 QAYO Application (PDF – Updated August 26, 2016)
2016-17 QAYO Schedule (PDF – Updated January 3, 2017)
QAYO Brochure (PDF)
2016 – 2017 Season Concert Dates
Sunday, February 12th, 2017 3:00pm
with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1
Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theater
Corner of 14th & Maine Streets, Quincy, IL
$18 adults, $15 seniors, free for children 18 and under
SHADES OF EXPRESSION
Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:00pm
German Three Dances from the Music to Shakespeare’s “Henry VIII”
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Elgar “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Tchaikovsky March Slav, Op. 31
The orchestra will perform a variety of works by master composers. Join the musicians afterward in the lobby for a meet-and-greet reception.
The Kroc Center
Corner of 5th & Vermont Streets, Quincy, IL
Admission free, Free-will donations encouraged