• Youth Orchestra Information

    Baldwin Wallace Youth Orchestras - AUDITIONS NOW BEING SCHEDULED!
    Many SHS and MS Orchestra students have performed with one or more of the Baldwin Wallace Youth Orchestras. Check out audition and concert info here.
    Audition date: August/September 2012. Click link below to schedule audition.

    Cleveland Contemporary Youth Orchestra
    This unique and exciting youth orchestra has had numerous Strongsville students in it over the years. This group is known for playing rock concerts with big name stars. Check out audition and concert information here.

    Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras (Oberlin)
    These Youth Orchestras offer another exceptional opportunity to play in another group. Check out audition and concert information here.

    Professional Orchestral and Teacher Links

    The Akron Symphony Orchestra
    This is the official site of the Akron Symphony Orchestra including a link to the Akron Youth Orchestra.

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    This is the official site of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO).

    Ohio String Teachers Association
    This professional organization of string teachers is dedicating to supporting, promoting, and sustaining both solo and orchestral string education. This group sponsors concerto competitions and chamber competitions for all levels. Mr. Hire is a member of this organization.

    Ohio Music Education Association
    This is the professional music education association in which the SHS Music Staff are members. OMEA officially "sanctions" State and District Level Orchestra, Band, and Choir Contests and advocates for music education at the State level of goverment. This organization is the blanket organization under which the Tri-M Music Honor Society operates. There is a lot of useful information on this website (including future contest dates).