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  • …were founded in 1949 to give students the opportunity to perform in a full orchestra. The CSO Youth Orchestras have more than doubled in size and now include a Symphony Orchestra, a Philharmonic Orchestra, and an Etude String Orchestra and Prelude String Orchestra. String students of any age may audition with a recommendation from their private lesson teacher. Percussion, winds and brass students must be between the ages of 12 to 20.


Congratulations to all those selected for membership in the 2018-2019 CSOYO! In order to accept your position, you must submit payment of your tuition deposit of $100.00 by Tuesday, July 17. You may come by the office in person or send in payment to CSO, 701 Broad Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, ATTN: CSOYO, or pay online on this page under the Tuition tab. ALL TUITION DEPOSITS ARE DUE BY JULY 17, 2018. Failure to pay your deposit will result in your seat being given to an alternate. If you have been selected and will NOT be participating, please let the CSOYO manager know via email. Thank you.

Music Folders and other important information will be available for pick-up from the CSO office beginning on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. If you have not paid your deposit, you may do so in person at this time. No one will be able to pick up folders unless the tuition deposit has been paid. Your conductors highly recommend that you become familiar with your music PRIOR to the first rehearsal on Aug. 20.

If you need someone else to pick up your folder, please send written authorization IN ADVANCE to the CSOYO manager via email at Folders will not be released without prior written permission, and unless deposits have been paid. Handwritten notes will not be accepted as “permission”.

Seating placements will be announced at the first rehearsal on August 20, 2018.

Tuition balances are due on or before Monday, August 20, 2018 at the first rehearsal. You may also send these in, pay in person, or pay online. If you will be paying your balance at the first rehearsal, only checks and cash will be accepted. Please see the Tuition tab for more information.

Rehearsal and concert schedules will be in all music folders, and can also be viewed below. Please mark your calendars now with all these important CSOYO dates, including all 3 Sunday dress rehearsals, which are MANDATORY.

Please send any questions to the CSOYO Manager. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Rehearsal Schedules