Season 23 Begins soon.

We have a few remaining positions open for Season 23.

We're looking for:

- Double Bass
- Cello
- Trumpet
- Trombone
- Tuba

If you play one of these instruments and are interested in joining CYO for Season 23, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Seating placements for Season 23 (2017-2018) will happen in late August. Please see below for dates and times. General seating auditions are on a first come, first served basis during the times listed below.

SEASON 23 SEATING PLACEMENTS

FRI, August 18

PRINCIPAL VIOLA
6pm - 7:30pm

PRINCIPAL CELLO
7:30pm - 9pm

If you choose to take the PRINCIPAL auditions, you do not need to come to the regular seating placements. You must contact the music director by August 16 if you plan to take this audition. Please use the form below.

SAT, August 19

Woodwinds
9am - 12 noon

Brass
12:30pm - 3:30pm

Percussion
4pm

 

 

SUN, August 20

Violins
9am - 1230pm

Violas
1pm - 230pm

Cellos
3pm - 430pm

Bass & PRINCIPAL BASS
5pm - 6pm

CONCERTMASTER & PRINCIPAL SECOND AUDITIONS
6:30pm- 8pm

 

EXCERPTS & INSTRUCTIONS

Excerpts and instructions are available for download below. Please click the instrument name to download the sheets as a pdf. 

FOR GENERAL SEATING FOR EACH INSTRUMENT:

Prepare the excerpts below. Nothing else is needed. (No solos or scales)

FOR PRINCIPAL STRING PLACEMENTS:

Prepare the excerpts attached including the additional one noted below. Also a solo piece of your choice. The principal auditions will be played in front of your peers.

We are aware that this allows everyone about a week to prepare. Please do your personal best and email with any questions or concerns

VIOLIN
Movement I:
Bars 62-87
Movement III:
Bars 59-82
Movement IV: (Concertmaster/P2 only)
Bars 27-78

VIOLA
Movement I:
Bars 59-72
Movement IV:
Bars 58-95
Movement V: (Principal only)
Bars 91-108

CELLO
Movement I:
Bars 39-54
Movement V:
Bars 20-53
Movement IV (Principal only)
Bars 12-69

BASS
Movement I:
Bars 39-50
Movement II:
Bars 68-end
Movement V: (Principal only)
Bars 32-67

FLUTE
Movement I:
Bars 39-54
Movement II:
Bars 46-54
Movement V:
Bars 36-44

OBOE
Movement II:
Bars 28-54
Movement V:
Entire page starting at Bar 72

CLARINET
Movement I:
Bars 59-78
Movement II:
Bars 28-44
Movement III:
Bars 59-80
 

BASSOON
Movement I:
Bars 39-58
Movement II:
Bars 47-58
Movement III:
Bars 679-77

HORN
Movement III:
Bars 34-78
Movement V:
Bars 26-41

TRUMPET
Movement III:
Bars 48-79
Movement V:
Entire Page

TROMBONE
Movement I:
Bars 69-86
Movement IV:
Entire Page

PERCUSSION
Movement I: Vibraphone
Bars 55-81 (condense the rests)
Movement II: Djembe
Bars 10-22 (we will have Djembe and Congas set up)
Movement V: Glockenspiel
Bar 133- end of page

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General Audition Registration Form

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First and last name of the person who referred you
Musician's Address *
Musician's Address
Parent One's Phone Number *
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Parent Two's Phone Number
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WHAT'S THE COMMITMENT LIKE?

Contemporary Youth Orchestra typically rehearses every Saturday morning. Strings rehearse from 9a to 1p and Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion rehearse from 10:30a to 1p at Cleveland State University.

Sections take place at least one Tuesday evening per month.

Members are expected to attend every rehearsal and sectional.

Tuition for Season 23 will be $425. Limited tuition assistance is available to need-based musicians.