2021-2022 CSOYO AUDITION INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE!
Audition Information for the 2021-2022 CSOYO season is now available on this CSOYO Website under the Auditions tab.
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 19, 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
CONGRATULATIONS CSOYO ALL-EAST and ALL-STATE Musicians!
Congratulations to these members of the CSOYO who were selected to participate in All-East or All-State Bands and Orchestras! We are so proud of the high quality of musicianship recognized in these outstanding young players. (Please note: This information was self-reported. If you were selected and do not appear on this list, please let the CSOYO Manager know so you can be added).
TENNESSEE ALL-EAST (Regional)
Jasper Sewell, Violin
Jun Park, Violin
Sreesha Kidambi, Violin
Meghan Boehm, Violin
Tia Brantley, Cello
Rylan Stone, Bass
Leah Tudor, Violin
Layton Marshall, Violin
Sue Kim, Violin
Katya Smitherman, Violin
Matt Luse, Bass
Daniel Rodriguez-Cruz, Flute
Ashlyn Nye, Horn
DaMea Kelly, Clarinet
Kyle Helms, Trombone
Madeline Hayward, Horn (7th Grade Band)
Drew Burroughs, Trombone (8-9th Blue Band)
TENNESSEE ALL STATE:
GEORGIA DISTRICT (Regional)
Charlie Miller, Bassoon
GEORGIA ALL STATE:
Isabella Boyko, Flute
Parker Hayen, Bassoon (MacLeod Orchestra)
Hayden Buckman, Trombone (Cicconi Band)
Charlie Miller, Bassoon
Elise Hayen, Oboe (Schofield Band)
HCDE Phase Tracker Update:
Based on the latest HCDE Schedule Update, HCDE is now in Phase 3. Therefore, the CSOYO will meet for in-person rehearsals at our regularly scheduled times for all orchestras. Please complete your Symptom Checker Questions ONLINE by 12 N on Monday. Thank you!
In response to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community, and effective today, Jan. 20 and going forward for the immediate future, the CSOYO will follow the HCDE Phase Tracker gating criteria (https://www.hcde.org/safeschools/hcs_reentry_and_continuous_learning_plan) on a weekly basis to determine whether we will meet for in-person rehearsals, beginning with the January 25, 2021 rehearsal. When HCDE is in Phases 2-4 (below 2940 active cases), the CSOYO will meet in person according to our published rehearsal schedule. When HCDE is in Phase 1 or above (2940 or more active cases), the CSOYO will not meet in person, but virtual rehearsals/classes will be held on Monday evenings.
HCDE announces on Tuesdays which phase they will be in during the following week of school. The CSOYO will also determine and announce the status of a weekly rehearsal (either in-person or virtual) on the Tuesday prior to the scheduled rehearsal. This information will be emailed to members and posted on our website. The CSOYO Manager will send class information and Zoom links to members via email whenever virtual rehearsals/classes are scheduled. All members are expected to attend their assigned virtual rehearsal, although rehearsal times may vary slightly due to programming. If you have any attendance or technology issues, please contact the CSOYO Manager immediately.
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
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.
MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH:
March is Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) and we want to hear your stories about what having (or not having) access to music education has meant to you. Here’s a great story from Samantha Teter, Executive Director of the CSO: https://chattanoogasymphony.org/stories We’re particularly interested in stories related to CSO educational performances (Chamber performance or YPC, for example) you may have attended in the past that inspired you. Submit your stories directly to Marketing Manager Kayla Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 20 in order to have them shared in March.
“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.
Watch it here: CSOYO VIDEO 2020
Many thanks to Robin Greenwood and the Greenwood family for this wonderful gift in honor of 2020 CSOYO Senior Sarah Grace Greenwood.