The SBYSO consists of two ensembles--our intermediate Concert Orchestra and advanced Symphony Orchestra. Each performs three concerts per season--typically two at IUSB, where our ensembles also rehearse, and one at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. SBYSO students also participate in sectionals, chamber music ensembles, master classes, and community outreach opportunities.
-Increase programming budget, to bring soloists to perform with Symphony Orchestra.
-Increase music rental budget, to obtain challenging and cutting-edge music for our ensembles
-Fund an annual trip for SBYSO musicians. perform and to meet guest conductor Marin Alsop
-Increase number of Summer Music Camp Scholarships
-Increase tuition scholarships available for families with financial need who would like their students to participate in SBYSO.
The Georgina Joshi Endowment for the SBYSO was created in 2015 through the generosity of the family of Yatish Joshi and Louise Addicott Joshi, to honor their daughter Georgina. Georgina began her formal voice training at the age of eight, studied violin from the age of three, attended John Adams High School, the Royal College of Music in London, and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and performed locally as concertmistress of the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra.