Now accepting new members for the spring semester!

The Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) Program is a year-round program that consists of two ensembles: CSYO and Repertory Winds & Strings. Members of both groups will learn to rehearse and perform like the Cape Symphony, exploring the beauty and intricacy of history’s greatest compositions while continuing to grow their musicianship and technical ability. We welcome all young musicians from ages 12 to 21 who play orchestral instruments  to enroll and audition for placement in one of the two ensembles offered.

Download more information about the CSYO Program, including eligible instruments and placement audition details.

The CSYO Program will follow the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association.

Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Faculty:

Mark Miller, CSYO Conductor & Music Director and Cape Symphony Principal Clarinetist

David Gable, CSYO Program Strings Coordinator/Instructor and professional freelance violinist

Betsy Doriss, CSYO Program Winds Instructor and former Cape Symphony Principal Oboist

Mark Prall, CSYO Program Percussion Instructor and Cape Symphony Principal Timpanist

Clark Matthews, CSYO Program Brass Instructor and Cape Symphony Principal Horn

Kyle Spraker, Cape Symphony Educational Outreach Programs Manager

Class Schedule

CSYO: Saturdays, 11AM-1:15PM
Repertory Winds & Strings: Saturdays, 10AM-11:15AM

Download the Master Schedule for specific dates/locations of rehearsals. Rehearsals are generally located at Cape Cod Community College (Tillman Hall area); one rehearsal per month will be held at the Cape Symphony's Falmouth Campus to combine with members from Martha’s Vineyard.


To enroll, please call our campus registrars at 508.362.2772 or email

For general questions about the program, contact:
Kyle Spraker, Cape Symphony Educational Outreach Programs Manager

Placement Auditions

We are currently mid-season, but students who are interested in joining the spring semester may submit a video audition at any time before Feb. 4, 2022. Students may play required pieces/scales for SE District auditions or any solo piece that demonstrates their ability on their instrument (it is highly recommended that students consult with a private teacher, before preparing or submitting an audition video). Videos can be sent to

Auditions for the 2022|23 Season will take place live in late spring. Check back for more details or contact Kyle Spraker to be notified of updates.

Tuition: $500*

*Cape Symphony private music lesson students receive free tuition into the CSYO program!

Financial aid is available for qualified students.
Special rate for Martha's Vineyard students: $200.

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