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The CSYO program provides qualified students with an opportunity to perform in the Philharmonic Orchestra or Concert Orchestra. Acceptance into the ensembles depends on the strength of the applicant pool and is based on season repertoire. Auditions are open to students entering grades 8-12 who are prepared to commit to the CSYO rigorous rehearsal and concert schedule. Auditions are scheduled at 10-minute intervals and are heard by members of the CSO or other highly qualified local musicians. Specific instrumental requirements appear on the excerpt packet for each instrument located at the links below.

  • NO accompaniment is necessary for solo pieces
  • Scales will be a part of your audition
  • Parents are not allowed in the audition area after check-in. Depending on COVID restrictions family members may not be allowed to wait inside Music Hall.

Dates: Applications for the 2021-2022 season will open mid-May, 2021

Times: Applicants are notified of their audition date and time by email following receipt of the application and fee.

Place: Music Hall

Fee: $30 non-refundable. This increases to $35 on July 1, 2021

Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM Friday, August 6, 2021

Audition excerpts: