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CSOYO 2019-2020 Season Auditions:

Information regarding auditions in May will be up by March 1, 2019. Please check back here then for all the information about joining the CSOYO.


Students must successfully pass an audition each year. The student must be a member of his/her school instrumental music program, if provided. Wind and percussion students must be in band. String students must be in orchestra (if school has an orchestra). Non-participation in school instrumental music program requires approval from school band or orchestra director.

Musicians age 12-19 at the time of audition are eligible for the Symphony (high school graduates, however, may not hold a principal chair). Musicians ages 10-19 at the time of audition are eligible for the Philharmonic (letter of recommendation from music teacher is required for students ages 10-11). Musicians younger than 10 at the time of audition may audition only for Etude or Prelude.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings during the school year at Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences.