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 the CSO Assistant Conductor Ismael Sandoval
- access to CSO Principal Musicians for sectional coachings
- access to the Executive Director of the Sewanee Music Festival, John Kilkenny
- 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