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 of 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 and are available April 1 on this website.
- NO accompaniment is necessary for solo pieces
- Scales may be asked as a part of your audition
- Orchestral excerpts can be downloaded at cincinnatisymphony.org/csyoauditions after April 1, 2019
- Parents are not allowed in the audition area after check-in. A waiting area is provided for family members
- A School Music Program Participation Form signed by your private teacher and current school music director is required for the audition
Dates: August 23-25, 2019
Times: Applicants are notified of their audition date and time by email following receipt of the application and fee.
Place: To be determined in Spring 2019
Fee: $30 non-refundable. This increases to $35 on July 1, 2019
Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM Friday, August 2, 2019
2019-20 audition application available March 1, 2019
Audition excerpts available April 1, 2019