The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Conservatory of Music are combining music-training programs effective September 2016. Students ages 8 to 18 will be able to enroll in both SYSO’s academic-year orchestra program and in the Seattle Conservatory’s chamber music and academic programs. The conservatory programs will be managed by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, but students need not be members of a SYSO orchestra to enroll. The SYSO-Seattle Conservatory academic programs take place on Saturday afternoons at Seattle Pacific University. The SYSO-Seattle Conservatory chamber music programs take place at a variety of area locations on Mondays and Saturdays. The Seattle Conservatory of Music was founded in 1994 by Margaret Pressley, who moved to Colorado in May 2016. Pressley and SYSO Music Director Stephen Rogers Radcliffe worked together to combine the two programs prior to Pressley’s departure.
Posted July 12, 2016