Do-It-Yourself Dvorak

Do-It-Yourself Dvorak

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Sunday, March 17 (6:30 pm - 9 pm)

Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra
Joseph Malmquist, Director

Do-It- Yourself

a one-night open rehearsal and performance of
Dvorák’s 9th Symphony in E minor (Op. 95)
“From the New World”

at the
Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts

Rehearse and perform one of orchestral music’s most celebrated symphonies with the award-winning Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra -- all in one night!

The SYSO hosts its first ever open rehearsal for advanced orchestra students, school orchestra and band directors, and private instructors. Participating students will be selected by recommendation from school and private teachers (space is limited). 

The first half of the evening will be dedicated to a condensed rehearsal of Dvorák’s New World Symphony (links to downloadable parts will be made available in advance). 

The evening will conclude with a performance of the full symphony.

Rehearsal observation is open to the public.
The performance (beginning at 8 pm) is free and open to the public.




January 14 - February 8

Student Recommendations and Teacher Participant Sign-Up


February 22

Orchestra Roster Announced


March 17

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Rehearsal

8 pm Performance (free, open to the public)


Are you a student hoping to participate? Contact your private instructor or school teacher for a recommendation!


Download Flier


School and private teachers are invited to recommend students to participate. 


Students will be recommended using the following criteria:

1) Likeliness to practice New World Symphony in advance

2) Anticipated level of preparedness to play full symphony at event

3) Anticipated performance level of symphony

4) Adaptability and responsiveness to rehearsal direction

5) Personal maturity


Although space is limited, instruments will be doubled to accommodate as many players as possible.


(Note: Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra members will be participating and do not need a recommendation.)


(Deadline to submit: Friday, Feb. 8)



The guidance and leadership of experienced musicians participating in DIY Dvorák will help provide the foundation needed for a successful rehearsal/performance session.


If you are a school music teacher or private instructor, you are also invited to participate in DIY Dvorák, and can sign up using the same recommendation form.



(Deadline to submit: Friday, Feb. 8)


Thank you!


For more information, contact Orchestra Manager Rob Pileckis at or call 847-923-3607.