The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is comprised of three ensembles: the top-tier CSYO Philharmonic, CSYO Concert Orchestra and CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players. These talented student musicians represent over 30 high schools in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky.

How To Join the CSYO


Step by Step instructions on how and what is needed to join the CSYO.

Scholarships + Awards

The CSO has a number of scholarships and awards available, both for members of the CSYO and other students interested in studying music.


Read all about the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras' recent trip to Carnegie Hall in NYC!

"'Getting to know all these different people and collaborating together in an orchestra creates a bond that can't be broken,' said Dunn. 'Getting to play at Carnegie Hall is what all musicians hope and dream of.'"