Applications are currently being accepted for Late Auditions, with openings available in the following instruments:
Prelude: violin, viola, cello, bass
Etude: violin, viola, cello, bass
Philharmonic: violin, viola, cello, bass, bassoon, trombone, bass trombone
Symphony: violin, viola, cello, bass, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, percussion
To apply, please click on the Application link below and select "Late Auditions" from the program options. Once your application is received, you will receive instructions on how to submit your video audition.
1. Skill Level
The CSOYO has four orchestras. Students must select a specific orchestra to audition for based on their individual level of skill and experience. Applicants who are not chosen for their selected orchestra may be considered for membership in a different orchestra. (We encourage applicants to consult with their teacher or director for assistance in selecting the correct orchestra to audition for.)
Prelude (strings only): 1-2 years of experience
Etude (strings only): 2-3 years of experience
Philharmonic (all instruments): intermediate level
Symphony (all instruments): advanced level
Prelude: up to age 19
Etude: up to age 19
Philharmonic: 10-19 years of age
Symphony: 12-19 years of age
Students younger than 12 who wish to audition for either Symphony or Philharmonic must submit a recommendation letter via the application process from their private music teacher or school instrumental teacher prior to their audition.
3. School Program Participation
In order to be considered for CSOYO Membership, students must be members of their school's instrumental music program if one exists. Wind and percussion students must be in their school band, and string students must be in their school orchestra if offered. Non-participation in the school instrumental music program requires an approval letter submitted from the school band or orchestra director, prior to the student’s audition.
Spring Auditions are held annually in late spring. All new applicants and returning members must audition. Spring Auditions auditions also serve as the initial seating auditions for each orchestra.
Late Auditions are held after Spring Auditions, closer to the start of the season. Late auditionees will be placed at the end of their section and will not be eligible to audition for Principal. Late Audition applicants must complete an application and pay the audition fee. The CSOYO Manager will provide further instructions on how to audition once the application and fee are received.
Vacancies within orchestras will be posted on the application site later in the season at the discretion of the conductor. Any new members interested in potentially filling a vacancy must complete an application, pay the audition fee, and audition for a panel.