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Groups & Ensembles

Beginning Orchestra, Edwardsville String Ensemble, and Edwardsville Youth Orchestra, are the reading orchestras of the Saturday Morning Group Classes for the SIUE Suzuki String Program. Students of any ages or programs may join. Edwardsville Youth Orchestra is by audition only.

Our Advanced Ensembles, Cello Ensemble, Viola Camerata, and Tour Group, are by audition only and open only to private students of our program teachers.

Other non performing groups for our younger students include Music and Movement, Technique Groups arranged by age and book level, and beginning reading classes, such as flashcards and "I Can Read Music" based on Joanne Martin's reading series.

EYO Listening Links for 2015-2016

A Celtic Christmas - Traditional, arr. Matthews

Winter Walk - Brenden McBrien

Sleigh Ride - Mozart, arr. Dackow

The Odyssey - Soon Hee Newbold

Sarabande and Bourree - G. F. Handel, arr. Goldsmith

Symphony No. 5 (2nd Movement) - Beethoven, arr. Hopkins

Suzukiyaki - Suzuki/Meyer

Tour Group Members: Important Dates for 2015-2016

Saturday, September 12, 11:30 AM: Performance at Recital during Saturday Class (Bach Double, Fiocco Allegro)

Saturday, September 12, 2-3 PM: Performance at St. Mary's Fall Festival, 1802 Madison, Edwardsville IL 62025 (Standard 2014-2015 rep list)

Saturday, September 19, 10:15 AM: Parent Meeting in Founders Hall

Friday, September 25: IMEA Clinic at SIUE for EHS students

Saturday, September 26, 1-2 PM: Tour Group Performance at Edwardsville Art Fair, 101 S. Buchanan St, Edwardsville IL 62025 (Standard 2014-2015 rep list)

Saturday, October 10/Sunday, October 11: Tour Group Annual Lock-In! Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 150 Wilma Dr, Maryville IL 62062. Arrive by 6PM, performance 8am service Sunday, October 11th. NOTE: THIS IS A NO REGULAR GROUP CLASS SATURDAY.

Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day): IMEA All-District Auditions

Saturday, October 24, 1-4 PM: SIUE Suzuki Chamber Music Project. Please see your private teacher for more information.

Saturday, November 7: IMEA All-District Festival at SIU-Carbondale.

Sunday, December 6, 2 PM: Ensembles Concert, Dunham Hall Theater

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