Member Benefits


  • Playing in a string orchestra for the first time
  • Playing in a full orchestra for the first time
  • Playing a wide variety of challenging orchestral repertoire
  • Hanging out with other highly motivated student musicians from around the Chattanooga region
  • Peer and professional mentoring opportunities 
  • Chamber Ensembles with professional coaches
  • Opportunities to develop Arts Advocacy skills
  • Connection with the CSO, including:
    • access to CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan and CSO Assistant Conductor Ismael Sandoval
    • access to CSO Principal Musicians for sectional coaching
    • free CSO tickets for members and half-price tickets for parents
    • Members-Only social activities at CSO Concerts
    • Access to CSO Open Rehearsals for YO Members only
    • Playing in Side by Side Concert with the full CSO Orchestra
    • Concerto Competition: winner performs with the CSO