LYSO Registration Form

Please fill out the form below to register for the 2022-23 season of the Lawrence Youth String Orchestra (LYSO). 

2022-23 Season
  • Rehearsals: Sundays, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Shattuck Hall 156 - Lawrence Conservatory of Music
    • Fall Semester: September 18–November 13
    • Spring Semester: January 8–March 12
  • Concerts: November 19 and March 18
  • Fee: $264 + $19 annual registration fee

Tuition assistance is available to those who demonstrate financial need.

Registration is only open to returning LYSO students who participated in the 2021-22 season or students who auditioned and received an acceptance letter.
Registration Information

A $50 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot in the ensemble. You will be billed for the remaining amount in August.

If you choose to pay via installment plan, there is a $12 surcharge that will be reflected on your August bill. Your remaining balance will be evenly divided between four months.

Please note that the Community Music School does not store your credit card information, and installments will not be automatically paid.
Parent/Guardian Information
Parent/Guardian 2 Information
Student Information

Curricular Music Verification

Students registered for Community Music School ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available. LYSO should not substitute for curricular music programs.

Ensemble T-Shirt
LYSO T-Shirt

All Lawrence Youth String Orchestra students receive a LYSO t-shirt upon registering. Shirts feature the Community Music School logo on the front and the LYSO graphic on the back. They will be distributed at rehearsal in the fall.

The LYSO t-shirt is royal blue. The front side has the Community Music School logo on the right breast, and the back has the LYSO logo large in the center. The logo consists of a stylized "O" that looks like a string instrument.

Click here to view a size chart.

Emergency Contact

The emergency contact must be someone who is not the parent/guardian.

Health Information
Parent/Guardian Volunteering

The Community Music School is looking for parent/guardian volunteers to help with events during the year. Please select your preferred options below if you are interested in volunteering.

Community Music School Guidelines
Registration in a Community Music School program indicates understanding and acceptance of our guidelines. Please click here to read them.
Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability

This document affects your legal rights - read it carefully.

I am registering for a Program of the Lawrence Community Music School during the 2022-23 program year (August, 2022-June, 2023). I acknowledge that the Program is voluntary and may involve certain risks, including those described below.

I understand that the Program involves, among other activities, rehearsing, performing, engaging in recreation, and, if applicable, traveling off campus. I acknowledge that these activities present certain inherent risks beyond Lawrence University’s control.

I choose to participate in the Program understanding its associated risks, and I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks of injury, illness, death, or damage to or loss of my property that may occur while rehearsing, performing, traveling, engaging in recreation, or any activities arising out of or related to the Program.

My participation in the Program is voluntary, and I understand that I may discontinue my participation at any time in light of the risks I am assuming.

I hereby forever release Lawrence University, its trustees, officers, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”), from liability for any negligent act or omission arising from my participation in the Program, including related costs, damages, claims, or assertions to which I or my family, estate, or heirs may claim against the Released Parties.

This Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin, which shall be the forum for any lawsuits filed under or incident to this Release or the Program.

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