UPCOMING SUMMER PROGRAMS:
2023 INSTRUMENTAL BOOTCAMP FOR STRINGS
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NOW ACCEPTING AUDITIONS
for the 2023-2024 Season!
Come join the fun!
Season highlights to include a performance at a Denver Nuggets game!
Scholarship assistance for qualifying families are available.
Click here for information regarding video auditions for the 2023-2024 season.
Rehearsals will be held at Colorado's Finest High School of Choice on Monday evenings
300 West Chenango Ave, Englewood, CO
Click HERE for more information and to learn about CYSO's five ensembles.
Introducing: CYSO Instrumental Bootcamp for Strings!
"What should my student play for their audition?" "
"What does my student need to do to move up to a higher orchestra?"
CYSO INSTRUMENTAL BOOTCAMP FOR STRINGS!
Dates: July 24-28 (Monday-Friday)
Location: Arts Building Metropolitan State University
Click HERE to register
This camp is based on skill level and by specific instrument (violin class, viola class, cello class...) This will be a very challenging and fun five day program.
We will be working with students to improve all the fundamentals: vibrato, counting, intonation, string crossings, bow technique, and much more! We will cover everything. And your student will return to school ready to win that chair test (and back to CYSO with a higher chair or orchestra placement). There is nothing better than hearing a student play with confidence and beautiful fundamental playing skills.
2023 CYSO Performance at the Denver Nuggets
CYSO Alumni Spotlight
CYSO alum and Principal Cellist of the San Fransisco Symphony, Rainer Eudeikis, is featured on this episode of "The Cello Sherpa" podcast!
Click HERE to listen.
Thanks to our Summer Music Menu participants, CYSO was able to make a donation to Food Bank of the Rockies!
CYSO proudly donated string instruments and bows to the women's prison Musical Freedom program!
CYSO is incredibly grateful to the Colorado Creative Industries and National Endowment for the Arts for their generous grant in support of CYSO during these challenging times.
CYSO is proud to receive generous support from the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and the Sheila Fortune Foundation.
Hear what the community is saying:
"The CYSO has played a critical role in ensuring that music is available to our youth. We are proud to have the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra working to strengthen the arts through music."
Former Governor of Colorado
"I look forward to my son having the opportunity to be a member of the Colorado Youth Symphony in the future."
Governor of Colorado
"CYSO encourages kids to develop their talents and sense of identity."
First Violinist, Takács Quartet
My time in the CYSO was one of the most enjoyable musical experiences of my youth. Being able to perform with other highly accomplished youth musicians and fantastic guest artists was an irreplaceable and unforgettable experience. Additionally, CYSO taught me what high standards really look like and, more importantly, how to strive to exceed even those high standards. We played wonderful and varied repertoire and I still think back fondly at the musical experiences I had with the CYSO. While I am no longer an active player, I have no doubt that my time in the CYSO is a significant reason I am such an active supporter of the Colorado arts community today.
Senior Corporate Counsel