The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is comprised of three ensembles: the top-tier CSYO Philharmonic, CSYO Concert Orchestra and CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players. These talented student musicians represent over 30 high schools in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky.

How To Join the CSYO


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

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CSO/CSYO Side-by-side Concert

Young People's Concert Grades 7 - 12

Each season the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra combines forces with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform side-by-side on stage at historic Music Hall. 

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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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