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Students can receive $15 tickets to any regular series concert. Special events may not apply. College students must have a current and valid student I.D. to receive the discount and must present it when tickets are picked up. Students under the age of 18 do not need a student I.D. but must be accompanied by an adult if using the discount.

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Open rehearsal logoOpen Rehearsals

See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for a
n upcoming Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal.

Tickets on sale August 1, 2017.

Attendees may stay until the break (typically around 9pm).  Topics and musicians subject to change. Limited to 25.

Composer Jennifer Higdon and Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak at a CCA Workshop

Composer Jennifer Higdon and Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak at a CCA Workshop


There may be opportunities for audience members and students to participate in masterclasses and other events with select CSO guest artists throughout the season. Please check this page for more information and dates.

For more information, contact Staci Spring by email or at 423.267.8583 x 2100.

Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship

This unique opportunity will allow an undergraduate or graduate music student to learn score study techniques, orchestra operations, management and leadership skills, and rehearsal techniques.

Recipient(s) will receive:

  • $500 Scholarship
  • Seven lessons with CSO Music Director Dan during the 2018/19 season
  • Access to CSO rehearsal conducted by Dan and by other conductors (with their permission)
  • One ticket to all Masterworks and Chamber Series concerts during the 2018/19 season

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate university student at a regional institution, pursuing a music degree in during the 2018/19 academic year. Applicant must have reliable transportation to the Tivoli Center and Theatre in order to attend lessons and rehearsals, according to a schedule mutually agreed upon by the student and Ms. Dan. Proficiency in English is required.

For more information and to apply, visit the Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship page.

2017/18 Recipient, Katie Shea

2017/18 scholarship recipient Arianna “Katie” Shea was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where she began her musical studies at age 12 when she joined her school’s choir and began taking violin lessons. In high school, Shea played violin in the Mt. Juliet High School Orchestra, Strings of Gold, as well as the school’s smaller ensemble, Chamber Strings.

Upon graduation, she attended Lee University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a vocal emphasis. While at Lee, Shea studied voice with Lenena Brezna and Dale Thomas and conducting with Jonathan Rodgers. In addition, she was a member of Choral Union and the Ladies of Lee as well as the Lambda Eta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Currently, Shea is a graduate student at Lee University where she is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting.


There are a variety of ways to volunteer at the CSO that can fit around your class schedule. The best part? Volunteers are invited to attend the concerts or events they work for free!  Listed below are regular opportunities to volunteer with the CSO this season.

Box Office

Box Office
Volunteers in the box office provide customer service assistance to the Ticket Sales and Services Manager, including greeting patrons, selling tickets over the phone and in person, and answering phone calls. Good computer and customer service skills are needed and training on our ticketing software will be provided.

Concert Box Office

Concert Box Office
Volunteers working with the concert box office will assist the Ticket Sales and Services Manager in selling tickets using our ticketing software, passing out will call tickets, and answering patron questions. The ability to hear in loud settings and ability to stand for up to an hour are needed. Training on  frequently asked patron questions will be provided.

Concert Greeter

Concert Greeter
Concert greeters provide a first face on concert nights. They are responsible for greeting and welcoming patrons, checking tickets, setting up program tables, and handing out programs. In addition, concert greeters answer basic questions about seating and accessibility. The ability to stand for approximately an hour is needed as is a personable demeanor.

Education & Engagement

Education and Engagement
The CSO has exciting education and community engagement plans for the coming season. Opportunities to volunteer here include serving as an usher for our Young People’s Concerts or open rehearsals, setting up and greeting for Spotlight Talks, and other special events. The ability to stand and the ability to greet and answer questions are needed.

Other opportunities to volunteer may arise during the season. Volunteers will be notified of these through email or phone calls.

To volunteer with the CSO either:

  • Download the Volunteer application below and return to Staci Spring by email, by fax at 423.265.6520, or by mail at 701 Broad Street; Chattanooga, TN 37402 – or-
  • Complete the online form below.

Volunteer Application


Online Volunteer Application