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Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra


The 52-year-old Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras program consists of three ensembles representing over 200 of the region’s most talented young musicians in grades 7-12


CSYO aims to reinforce excellence in students and challenge them to expand their own boundaries through the highest level of music performance and collaboration. Ensembles rehearse weekly, perform up to five concerts per year, and receive access to the world class instructional resources of the CSO, including coaching from CSO musicians and leadership from CSO Assistant Conductor Gene Chang.

How To Join the CSYO

Auditions


Step by Step instructions on how and what is needed to join the CSYO.

Scholarships + Awards


The CSO has a number of scholarships and awards available, both for members of the CSYO and other students interested in studying music.

 

Ensuring a Dream

Meghan Berneking


Established in partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) and in recognition of Mr. Johns’ (the CSO’s Assistant Principal cellist who holds the Karl & Roberta Schlachter Family Chair) over 40 years of service to the CSO and the community, the Award funded Mr. Abdullah’s tuition to participate in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.