PERFORMANCES

Concerts are performed in winter at the First Congregational Church in Madison and  Guilford High School.

No tickets necessary.

The spring concert is at the

Guilford High School auditorium.

No tickets necessary.

AUDITIONS

Auditions for the 2022-23 season to be held Monday, September 12 at Daniel Hand High School in Madison.

Contact us now for an audition.

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SYSO

P.O. Box 947

Madison, CT 06443

Our Symphony and Concert Conductor

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Christopher Jones has called the shoreline his home since his youth. After graduating Guilford High School with cello in hand, his undergraduate studies in Music Education were at UConn. While there Chris was active in a cappella groups, orchestras, ballroom dance team and formed his string trio, Arioso, which played over 250 events in its decade of activity. In 2005 he started teaching teaching orchestra at Adams Middle School in Guilford. From 2012-2021 Chris was the assistant conductor for the Neighborhood Music School Student Concert Orchestra. Chris earned a Master of Music in Conducting from Colorado State University and completed preliminary coursework for a Doctorate of Conducting at the Hartt School. In 2021 Chris took over the Guilford High School orchestras and assists in teaching small group band lessons at the middle school.  

While not making music, Mr. Jones enjoys sailing, hiking and skiing with his wife (Katie, also a music teacher) and two kids.