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JULY 2020 NEWS


INSTRUCTIONS for VIDEO AUDITIONS July 22-24:

Preliminary instructions for CSOYO Video Auditions have been emailed to all auditionees and are also available to read here:

2020 CSOYO Video Auditions Instructions


 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW CSOYO VIDEO!

Watch it here: CSOYO VIDEO 2020

Many thanks to Robin Greenwood and the Greenwood family for this wonderful gift in honor of 2020 CSOYO Senior Sarah Grace Greenwood. 


IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2020 AUDITION PROCEDURES!

2020 CSOYO AUDITIONS: (See our Auditions page for updates, audition requirements and application form)

Video Auditionees: Instructions will be emailed to you in early July for how to submit your Video Audition.

QUESTIONS? Please email the CSOYO Manager, Stephanie Pearson, at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 

CSO Statement Regarding COVID-19 Developments from Samantha Teter, CSO Executive Director:

https://www.facebook.com/ChattSymphony/videos/468214380692151/

 

Decisions on cancelling any concerts or events will be determined by the Department of Health, the Tivoli Theatre, HCDE (for CSOYO and other school-related activities), and/or CSO management. Any updates will be emailed, as well as put on social media and our website at www.chattanoogasymphony.org. Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding.

LINK TO Hamilton Co. Department of Health INFO: HERE

 


PHOTO RELEASE FORM

CSO PHOTO RELEASE FORM

Videos and photographs of CSOYO members will be used to promote the CSOYO and the CSO on our websites and social media. If you have any questions or objections to appearing in these videos, please contact the CSOYO Manager at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org or 423-267-9011. All 2019-2020 members should download, complete and return the release form to the CSOYO Manager via scan/email or regular mail. Thank you!


NEW CONDUCTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces Appointment of new CSO Youth Orchestra Conductor/CSO Assistant Conductor
Chattanooga, TN – 2/10/20 –

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is pleased to introduce Ismael Sandoval as the new CSO Youth Orchestra/CSO Assistant Conductor beginning June 1, 2020. This new combined conductor role will allow Sandoval to conduct the CSOYO Symphony Orchestra, the organization’s top youth orchestra, as well as assist Music Director Kayoko Dan with cover conducting of Masterworks concerts. Sandoval will also conduct other concerts throughout each season. Sandoval will be replacing Gary Wilkes as CSOYO Symphony Conductor due to Wilkes’ retirement from the position after 28 years.

Sandoval most recently served as Assistant/Cover Conductor for the Boston Philharmonic & Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as Music Director for the Promenade Opera Project, Assistant/Cover Conductor for The Eureka Ensemble, and Artistic Director and Conductor of The Women’s Chorus. Sandoval graduated with Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Music Composition from the University of Florida, and holds a Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from The Boston Conservatory.

“After Gary’s long-term tenure with the CSOYO, we are happy to announce our next leader who will continue the tradition of excellence with the youth orchestras,” states Kayoko Dan, CSO Music Director. “Ismael is an excellent and energetic educator and musician and we’re thrilled to have him join our conducting staff.”

“I’m beyond thrilled to be working with everyone at the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, especially the students of the CSOYO, who are an amazing part of the city’s arts and educational communities,” states Sandoval. “In addition to doing what I can to enable both orchestras to succeed and grow, a major priority for me during my time there will be to cultivate a stronger community in Chattanooga by engaging all of us through collaborative and community driven endeavors.”