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Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Program

The Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (CSYOP) is a year-round program that consists of three levels of ensembles: Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra (Advanced), Repertory (Intermediate), and Debut (Adv. Beginner). Each ensemble focuses on varying levels of musicianship and technique and aims to place students with similar ability together. All members of CSYOP 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 who play orchestral instruments (up to age 21, generally) to audition for placement in one of our ensembles.

It is our mission to inspire joy and we achieve that goal by sharing our love for music performance and education with the next generation of Cape Cod musicians.


Auditions

All new and returning members must audition each season. Auditions typically take place in June and September. Occasionally, mid-season auditions are necessary and will take place in January. Candidates audition for the CSYOP – not a specific group – and selected candidates will be placed in an ensemble based on ability level.

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Ensembles

The CSYO Program currently offers three levels of ensembles: Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra (Advanced), Repertory (Intermediate), and Debut (Adv. Beginner). Each ensemble focuses on varying levels of musicianship and technique and aims to place students with similar ability together.

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Instrument Access Program

The Cape Symphony’s Instrument Access Program (IAP) is a new initiative that aims to remove financial barriers and promote equal opportunity for young, aspiring musicians on Cape Cod.

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Faculty and Staff

CSYOP faculty includes professional chamber, orchestra, and solo musicians who have dedicated their careers to music performance and teaching. Our instructors, and frequent guests from the Cape Symphony, will guide students in sectionals and provide support in rehearsals, often playing side-by-side with students while they learn to navigate the challenges of orchestral playing.

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Program Details


Contact

For all general Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Program questions and member communication, contact:

Stacy Callahan, CSYOP Personnel Manager
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To enroll (after successful audition), contact:

Cape Symphony Registration Team
West Barnstable Campus
508-362-2772

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