Denver Youth Honor String Ensemble

Accepting Auditions Now!


We are now accepting auditions for the fall ensemble. Auditions for the summer group is closed.

This group is made up of the most talented high school musicians in the Denver Metro area. We are currently holding auditions (public, private, and homeschooled students welcome to apply) and rehearsals start in September 17th, 2017. This group will grow over time into a full honor symphony orchestra. If you’d like to audition please download the audition packet and follow the instructions.

Vision and Mission

StringsCalloutBoxPicThe Sound Formation Youth Honor String Ensemble was formed to mentor dedicated musicians, ages 13-18 at the highest level. The environment is an integrative and value based educational setting. We are dedicated to creating balanced and well-prepared musicians for a successful career in today’s demanding world.

There will be many special guests, performance collaborations with world-class musicians, and pragmatic education in terms of creating a successful music career from established professionals. This group will perform classical repertoire, original pieces, and collaborate with contemporary artists. Our students go on to attend prestigious colleges like Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and Eastman.


Record with renowned music producers and artists


Perform with Special Guests like Megan Burtt


Conducted and Directed by Curtis Madigan

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Curtis Madigan is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, performing artist and graduate of Berklee College of Music. He will be leading this group through traditional and modern repertoire.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact us using the form below. The group rehearses in Cherry Creek every Sunday from 1-3PM starting September 17th. If you’d like to audition please download the audition packet at the top of the page and follow the instructions.