Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra

Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra

 

2022-2023 School Year

  • Musicians 7th – 12th grade
  • Rehearsals are Sundays from 2 – 4 PM at Weatherwax Hall
  • An open house and rehearsal will be held on September 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Fall auditions will be held September 18th from 1:30 to 4:00 PM at Weatherwax Hall
  • Students may join during the school year
  • Membership fee is $200 per year, additional family members are $100
  • Payment Plan Option: 8 months at $25/month
  • Students taking private lessons at the JSO’s Community Music School may join free of charge
  • Two concerts per year
  • Financial aid is available

Calendar

Fall Semester:

September 11 – 2:00-4:00pm – “Open House” rehearsal

September 18 – 2:00-4:00pm – Auditions and Rehearsals

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

November 6, 13 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

November 20 – 1:30pm – Dress Rehearsal

November 20 – 3:00pm – Concert

Spring Semester:

January 15, 22 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

February 5, 12, 26 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

March 5, 12, 19 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

April 16, 23, 30 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

May 7 – 1:30pm – Dress Rehearsal

May 7 – 3:00pm – Concert


Meet the Director – Jed Fritzemeier

Since 2019, Jed has been the Director of the Community Music School and Director of Music Education for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. A performing bassist, Jed plays with the orchestra in addition to free-lancing throughout the area. He was a public school orchestra teacher for 34 years finishing his career for the Chelsea School District, Chelsea, Mi. Jed was Teacher of the Year for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and the Michigan American String Teachers Association in 2008. In addition to the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, his performance credits include the Michigan Opera Theater, Toledo Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Racine Symphony, Racine, Wisconsin, South Dakota Symphony, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and various festival orchestras, jazz ensembles, rock bands, polka bands since he was 15 years old.