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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.

AUDITION UPDATE: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Audition information including directions will be emailed to all auditionees at the email address used in their application/sign-up by Monday, May 14, 2018. Please review these instructions for parking info, check-in instructions and guidelines for the audition.

***ALL AUDITIONEES and their parents need to review the following policies PRIOR to auditions:

  • 2018-2019 Rehearsal and Performance Calendars¬† ¬† (see “rehearsal schedules” link below)
  • REVISED 2018-2019 CSOYO Attendance Policy (find under “Policies” tab)
  • Code of Conduct (find under “Policies” tab)

You will be asked at auditions to sign an agreement to abide by these policies before you may audition. 


The CSO Office will be closed on Monday, May 14, 2018. Any late applications will not be accepted until Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

If you have not received an email invitation to sign up for an audition time, please email the CSOYO manager at immediately.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at auditons!


Rehearsal Schedules