Important Updates coming throughout the month. Check back here often so you don't miss anything!
SENIOR GALLERY: Coming soon!
SENIOR SHOWCASE: CLICK HERE
SPRING CONCERT INSTRUCTIONS:
SPRING CONCERT TICKETS: CLICK HERE
The CSO/CSOYO will keep all current COVID protocols in place throughout the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. Therefore our CSOYO Spring Concert on May 3, 2021 will be virtual and livestreamed, with no audience members inside the building. Concert times and tickets will be available soon. Please check back here or on the CSO website to purchase your livestream ticket.
2021-2022 CSOYO AUDITION INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE!
APPLICANTS: Please confirm that you have paid your $20 audition fee either online under the Auditions tab, or by check mailed to the CSOYO. Now that the application deadline has been passed, applications will be reviewed, judges will be hired and the Flipgrid platform will be set up. You will receive an email on or around MAY 10, sent to the email addresses listed on your application, with specific instructions for how to submit your audition. You must record your audition live on the Flipgrid platform between May 21 and May 24. Pre-recorded videos will not be accepted. Please do not contact the CSOYO Manager regarding the audition instructions until after May 10. Thank you!
PLEASE REVIEW THE 2021-2022 CALENDARS BELOW prior to your audition. Thank you.
Audition Information for the 2021-2022 CSOYO season is now available on this CSOYO Website under the Auditions tab.
CALENDARS FOR 2021-2022: Please review before you audition to be sure you can attend all mandatory rehearsals and concerts. Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: ***All new applicants and all RETURNING MEMBERS must audition. We hope all of our current members will return next year, as we are planning a “normal” season, with combined orchestras, 2 hour rehearsals and 3 major concerts. Please share this information with your friends who might want to join the CSOYO!
Deadline to submit your application is April 23, 2021.
Auditions will be held VIA FLIPGRID on May 21-24, 2021.
ON THIS WEBSITE:
Audition Information: includes eligibility, audition dates and requirements
Membership Application: includes the online application form, link to pay the audition fee, and deadlines
Audition Materials: includes required scales and excerpts for each instrument
All CSOYO Members must complete their health questions by 12 NOON on Mondays when rehearsal is scheduled. This allows time for all members to be cleared for rehearsal by 4:00 PM. Please set an alarm on your phone and make sure you have submitted your answers online by this time! Thank you!
CLICK HERE: CSOYO SYMPTOM CHECKER QUESTIONS
YOUTH AMBASSADORS: This season, ALL CSOYO Members are invited to participate in our NEW Youth Ambassadors Program. This optional program gives Members opportunities to explore arts advocacy skills through acts of service that will encourage the development of lifelong habits of arts support in their adult lives, and we will recognize these acts of service. Read all about this exciting program HERE: CSOYO YOUTH AMBASSADORS
LAST DAY TO SUBMIT SERVICE REPORTS THIS SEASON: Monday, April 26, 2021!
Upcoming Opportunities for SERVICE CREDITS:
We are currently gathering inspirational stories to share on our websites and social media. We’d love to hear from you! There are two ways for you to share.
“Why I YO”
Why do you participate in and value Youth Orchestra? Tell us in 1 paragraph (include your picture) or submit a 60-second video that we can share. Here are some prompts:
If we use your submission, you can earn 1 Youth Ambassadors credit.
Members must submit a Service Report for each service, subject to approval. See the Youth Ambassadors page for available opportunities and a link to the form.
The CSO is incredibly saddened to report the passing of Floy Wang, former CSO Youth Orchestra Etude and Prelude Conductor, and former violist with the Chattanooga Symphony. In her four decades of living in Chattanooga, she also taught music at the Cadek Conservatory, CSAS, GPS, McCallie, and UTC. She made a lasting impression on the thousands of students she has taught, and will be sorely missed.
Contributions are now being accepted to the Floy Wang Memorial Scholarship Fund.