SING WITH US & MElissa etheridge

Auditions for Contemporary Orchestra Youth Chorus are now open. Audition to perform at our upcoming production of Melissa Etheridge & Contemporary Youth Orchestra on June 7th at Severance Hall.

We are seeking motivated singers, grades 7-12, who want to perform new choral works, explore the modern music industry, sing in concert with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, and work with guests artists from all walks of musical life.

Recent CYO guest artists have included Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees), Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young), and Ben Folds.

Please direct questions Daniel Singer at

audition DATES

Saturday, March 4

Saturday, March 11

Saturday, April 22

Auditions will take place at Cleveland State University (Music and Communications Building), 2001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland from 9am to 1pm. Please prepare one song (any style or genre) and bring sheet music for our pianist. Auditions will take approximately 10 minutes. 

ReheaRsal schedule

Tuesday, May 2  6:30-8:30p

Saturday, May 6  10a-12:30p

Tuesday, May 9  6:30-8:30p

Saturday, May 13 10a-12:30p

Tuesday, May 16  6:30-8:30p

Saturday, May 20 10a-12:30p

Tuesday, May 23  6:30-8:30p

Saturday, May 27 10a-12:30p

Tuesday, May 30  6:30-8:30p

Tuesday, June 6   5-9p

Wednesday, June 7  1-5p rehearsal | 7:30p concert


Please complete the form below.

Participant Information
Parent/Guardian Information
Address *
Media Release *
1. I hereby allow my child to participate upon my own initiative and application and assume all risks of his or her participation in the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. In consideration of her/his participation in said program, I do hereby waive and release all claims arising as a result of personal injuries or property loss during such program, except claims due to willful and malicious gross negligence, against the CYO, its officers, agents, trustees, and members, and further hereby agree that no suit of action of law shall be instituted for the above reason by me or others, including my child. 2. I hereby consent to and authorize the use and reproduction by CYO of any and all recordings, photographs and other audiovisual materials taken of my child or containing the performances of my child, or pictures or other reproductions of myself attending CYO events, for promotional material, educational activities or for any other use for the benefit of CYO, including commercial activities, all without any compensation to me or my child. I waive any claim for damages associated with the preceding, including claims based on a right of privacy, false light invasion of privacy, public disclosure of private facts, false endorsement, infringement of a copyright or trademark, and/or based on false designation of origin, false endorsement and/or defamation. I expressly waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product incorporating my (or child’s) image, likeness, and performances. This consent and release will be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns.
Medical Release *
I hereby consent, during my absence, for all medical and/or surgical treatment and/or special procedures which may be required during our absence. Without in any manner limiting the foregoing appointment and authorization, if circumstances permit, I would like to have our doctor (stated below) consulted in connection with such medical and/or surgical treatment and/or special procedures.