Contemporary Youth Orchestra is an 110-piece full orchestra dedicated to performing professional-level works by contemporary composers. Recent performances have included the works of Joan Tower, Christopher Rouse, Michael Daugherty and Mason Bates, as well as commissioned pieces. CYO’s signature Rock the Orchestra concert pairs a legendary rock artist with the orchestra to perform well-known popular music on the symphony stage. Students play at an advanced level and are selected for CYO through a competitive audition process.
CYO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies heavily on grants and donations to keep going, and it’s largely through your generosity that we are able to continue providing quality music education to Northeast Ohio. Please donate today and help us prepare the innovators of tomorrow!