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For Young Musicians

FOSTERING TALENT: Instructional Programs

As the leading music organization in the region, the CSO embraces instrumental music instruction as a tool for learning and progress. Instructional programs of the CSO foster talent and teach excellence through instrumental performance while reinforcing 21st-century skills in young musicians and providing intensive career advancement opportunities for highly talented pre-professional musicians.

How To Join the CSYO


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

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.