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youth programs
COYO

Youth Orchestra (COYO)

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra provides aspiring young musicians of middle-high school age with a unique pre-professional orchestral training experience. The ensemble is comprised of approximately 100 young musicians drawn from 38 communities in 11 counties across Northern Ohio, selected through competitive audition. COYO rehearses and performs in historic Severance Hall.

COYO Website

COYC

Youth Chorus (COYC)

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Choristers are selected by competitive audition and regularly perform at Severance Hall and community venues across greater Cleveland.

COYC Website

COCC

Children's Choruses (COCC & COCPC)

The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Choruses are treble ensembles affiliated with The Cleveland Orchestra. The Children's Chorus, open to students in grades 6 through 9, performs annually on Cleveland Orchestra Christmas concerts and major orchestral works at Severance Hall. The Preparatory Chorus, open to students in grades 5 through 8, focuses on establishing a foundation of vocal technique, musical literacy, and musicianship.

Choruses Website