Community Education


High school string players, selected by audition, will join the Orchestra in performing at our April 5, 2020 Masterworks concert in Frances Bedford Hall at 3:00 pm. Together, students and Orchestra musicians will rehearse and then perform John Adams’ Shaker Loops.  To take part, please record a two to three minute-long video of the applicant performing a Class A or B Solo piece and send the video link to by March 5, 2020.

The Side-by-Side Youth Invitational is a FREE program.

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be of high school age
Studying any string instrument.
From Racine or Kenosha county or be a student of an Orchestra musician

Available to perform at the Concert and attend every rehearsal. Mandatory rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 pm

Concert Sunday, April 5, 3:00 pm

Rehearsals on March 31, April 2 and April 4 should last 60 – 90 minutes.  The rehearsals and concert take place in Bedford Hall on the UW-Parkside Campus.  Directions and campus map will be provided to participants.

For more information call the RSO office at 262-636-9285 or email