Each year in August and January, Symphony members may apply for placement in the Chamber Players. Ensembles will be formed by Kayoko Dan and Ismael Sandoval, based on:
- Skill level of the musician
- Other applicants
- Available repertoire
- Chair seating
- CSOYO attendance record
- Director’s recommendation
Usually, the ensembles consist of a String ensemble, a Woodwind Quintet, a Brass Quintet, and a Percussion ensemble.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, ensembles will not be formed in the Fall of 2020. If conditions improve, we hope to form ensembles who will begin rehearsals in January of 2021.
Each chamber ensemble will be assigned a professional musician as a coach, and will rehearse on Monday evenings prior to regularly scheduled CSOYO rehearsals. Coaches may schedule additional rehearsals as needed. Attendance is mandatory. Ensembles will perform prior to selected CSO concerts during the season, and on a special End of Semester Concert in April. Occasionally, ensembles will be invited to play for other organizations in town as ensemble members are available, which provides great experience for the musicians and community exposure for the CSOYO. The full rehearsal and performance calendar and application can be found below. There is no additional charge to participate in a chamber ensemble.
Interested musicians in Symphony can complete the online application form found below the schedule.