Scholarships & Awards


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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.

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CSYO Scholarship & Awards


A special contribution of the Multicultural Awareness Council to the CSO is the establishment of the Norman E. Johns Chair in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. This award is made to a talented minority student to cover the cost of participation in the CSYO. Students must first be accepted into the orchestra by means of the regular audition process in the fall; once accepted, students may choose to audition before a panel of judges for the award.

Additionally, the CSYO presents the Josephine I. and David J. Joseph, Jr. Scholarship each year at its Memorial Day Concert. Since 1991, the scholarship has been awarded to a senior student who has been a winner of the CSYO Concerto Competition and who plans to pursue a career in music.

For more information or to apply to either of the above, please call the CSO's Community Engagement and Learning office at (513) 744-3347.