Youth Symphony

Comprised of students from elementary school through the 8th grade. The Youth Symphony is an audition only ensemble that performs exhilarating and challenging music.

The Youth Symphony helps young musicians to grow their musical skills while performing with a diverse and unique group.

Director, Abigail Knoche

Abigail Knoche is an alum of the Alton Youth Symphony and was the founding cellist of the Alton Youth Symphony Chamber Group. Mrs. Knoche attended Illinois State University, where she earned her bachelors in Music Education and University of Illinois, Springfield where she earned her masters in Educational Leadership. Abigail is a cellist who has studied under Mr. Larry Crabbs, Dr. Marta Simidtchieva, and Dr. Adriana Ransom. Abigail teaches private lessons on cello and bass and plays handbells with the Upper Alton Christian Handbell Ensemble. She currently teaches orchestra in the Ritenour School District having previously taught in the Hazelwood School District.

AYS Membership Guidelines
AYS Schedule Spring 2020.pdf