Join the CSYO

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 7-12 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 may be asked as a part of your audition
  • Parents are not allowed in the audition area after check-in. A waiting area is provided for family members


Dates: August 27-30, 2020

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, 2020

Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM Monday, August 3, 2020

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Audition excerpts: