Season 23 Begins soon.
We have a few remaining positions open for Season 23.
We're looking for:
- Double Bass
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
6pm - 7:30pm
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
9am - 12 noon
12:30pm - 3:30pm
SUN, August 20
9am - 1230pm
1pm - 230pm
3pm - 430pm
Bass & PRINCIPAL BASS
5pm - 6pm
CONCERTMASTER & PRINCIPAL SECOND AUDITIONS
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
General Audition Registration Form
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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.