Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions For 2023-2024 Season


The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) will hold auditions for its upcoming 2023-2024 season from May 22 through June 8 at Bates Middle School in Annapolis.

The CYSO provides music education and performance opportunities to talented young musicians in the Chesapeake Bay region. Interested musicians should visit the CYSO website to complete an online application form and schedule an audition time.

Musicians from all backgrounds and abilities are welcome to apply. Auditions are open to students who play orchestral and jazz instruments including violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion and piano.

The CYSO offers nine ensembles, each tailored to the needs and skill levels of musicians from ages 8 to 21. In addition to the abundance of opportunities, masterclasses, theory classes, side by sides, and performances the CYSO hosts, the orchestra will return to do a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City next season. Also, the jazz ensemble will attend the Jazz Education Network National Conference in New Orleans.

“We are thrilled to announce auditions for our 2023-2024 season,” said Julien Benichou, music director of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. “The CYSO has a long history of providing outstanding performance opportunities for young musicians in our region, and we are excited to continue and expand that tradition with our upcoming season.”

The CYSO has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and toured both nationally and internationally. To learn more about the CYSO and to apply for an audition, visit


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