MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: Notification letters have been sent to all auditionees and returning members. If you have not received your letter by Monday, August 10, 2020, please contact the CSOYO Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters have IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS for accepting membership, including what documents to return, how to pay tuition, and several changes we have implemented due to COVID-19. Many of these instructions will be updated on our website in the coming days. The CSOYO will look and operate differently this year due to the pandemic, and all members and their families must decide if they will accept membership given the new conditions.
ALL MEMBERS (new and returning) MUST ACCEPT their CSOYO Membership by Friday, August 14, 2020 by paying their initial tuition deposit of $100.00. You may pay this deposit online from the Tuition tab on the CSOYO website, or by mailing a check made out to CSOYO to 701 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. The payment must be received in the office by Friday, August 14, 2020. All deposits are non-refundable.
(*Returning members who have already paid all or part of their tuition who decide NOT to accept membership can receive a full refund if they notify the CSOYO Manager in writing by August 14, 2020.)
ZOOM CALL: If you have additional questions or concerns about the CSOYO changes this season, please attend a Parent Forum Zoom call on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM. CSO Executive Director Samantha Teter, CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan, and CSOYO Manager Stephanie Pearson will field questions that you may have in making your decision about CSOYO Membership. If you'd like an invitation to the call, please email the CSOYO Manager at email@example.com by 4 PM on Monday and include your question in the email.
SEATING AUDITIONS for Symphony, Philharmonic and Prelude will be held on Sept. 2-3, 2020 via Flipgrid. Members can record their auditions at any time during those two days on the Flipgrid platform. Members will be given audition instructions once they have accepted their membership. The audition material will consist of the same excerpts used in regular auditions (no scales). Excerpts are available under the Auditions tab. Symphony members should prepare Excerpts #1 and #2, Philharmonic members should prepare Excerpts 3 & 4, and Etude members should prepare Excerpts #5 and #6. Prelude members will be seated based on their audition scores and do not need to participate in seating auditions at this time.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The CSOYO is now accepting applications for Student Managers (partial tuition) and Scholarships (full tuition). If you are in need of tuition assistance or would like to be a Student Manager, please complete the application forms on the Tuition tab. Applications are due by August 28, 2020. Tuition deposits will be adjusted once recipients are notified and accept their awards.
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