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Late Auditions


Late auditions will be held shortly after the first regular rehearsal of the season. Musicians are eligible to audition late if they meet these requirements:

  1. There is an opening available.
  2. The musician moved into the Chattanooga area after the spring audition dates.
  3. OR the musician was unable to audition in the spring for some reason, subject to approval. Auditionees should follow the Appeals process and submit a parental letter and a letter from another source detailing the special circumstances and why the musician was unable to audition previously. The Appeal will be reviewed by the CSOYO Manager and the Conductors for approval.

Late audition applicants must:

  1. Complete the online Membership Application and submit it.
  2. Submit the $20.00 application fee online or via check payment.
  3. Sign up for an audition time (a link will be provided by the CSOYO Manager.)

The late audition requirements are the same as the spring auditions. Information is available by instrument on the Auditions page of this website. If selected, late auditionees will be placed at the end of their section and will not be eligible to audition for Principal.


If any sections of the Symphony or Philharmonic orchestras were not filled adequately and additional members are desired, any local musician may audition for these vacancies at Late Auditions if they complete an application, pay the audition fee and sign up for an audition time. (See the late audition requirements mentioned above). See the homepage for current vacancies. These musicians, if selected, will be placed at the end of the section and are not eligible to audition for Principal.

Additional seats in the Prelude or Etude orchestras are currently not available. If the Prelude/Etude Conductor has additional requests for musicians later in the season, information will be posted on the website regarding any openings (see below).


If a vacancy occurs in the Symphony once the season begins, the next qualified player in the Philharmonic will be considered to move up, subject to the approval of the Conductors.

Otherwise, any vacancies that occur will be filled as needed by invitation from the Conductors. Any new members must complete an application, pay the audition fee and audition for a panel.

QUESTIONS? Please contact the CSOYO Manager at


2020-2021 CSOYO Membership Application


    Parents: if you are completing this form for your student, please enter only the student's information in the student fields. There is a separate section for parent information.
  • Check the orchestra you wish to audition for (check only one). Please read the audition requirements on the CSOYO website.
  • Please list a student email that is checked daily. This email will be used throughout the season for communication. If the student does not have an email, please leave this blank. DO NOT fill in a parent's email. Parent information is requested in a different section.
  • If student does not have a phone number that they check daily, please leave blank. Do not fill in a parent's phone number here.
  • Please list the primary parental contact and include an email that is checked daily. This email will be used for communication throughout the season.

  • Please select the grade level you will be in the Fall of 2020.


  • All students are required to audition for the CSOYO each year. A $20 (non-refundable) fee must be paid in order to receive a scheduled audition time.

    Please make checks payable to CSO Youth Orchestras and mail to the following address:

    CSO Youth Orchestras
    ATTN: Auditions
    701 Broad Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37402.
    You may also pay online via the payment button on the CSOYO Auditions page.

  • Applicant Name (by typing your name, you agree for this to serve as your electronic signature agreeing to the policy)