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.
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.