Join CPYO

Are you a musician who is ... 
                passionate about performing masterworks that span the ages?
                  driven to improve orchestral musicianship skills and techniques?
                        enthusiastic about being part of a community of dedicated musicians?

CPYO is seeking talented musicians who wish to contribute their ability and love of music to an orchestra filled with friends and peers, and who are ready to commit to weekly rehearsals, which begin in September and end in May.

Interested musicians are encouraged to audition at any time during the 2017-2018 Season.  All instruments are strongly encouraged to audition.  We want YOU!

Registrations are now being accepted for enrollment in the 2017-2018 Full Session.  We will be offering an Early Bird Registration period through Friday, July 28.  If you register during that time, PASCP will waive the annual registration fee.  Registrations may be dropped off at the front desk, mailed to 3006 Research Drive, Suite D-1, State College, PA 16801 or emailed to frontdesk@pascp.org.

To download the registration form, please click here.  The cost to participate in CPYO is $63/month.  The season runs from September 2017 - May 2018.

 

FULL ORCHESTRA
We are excited to announce new programs and opportunities - starting fall 2017 - for CPYO “Full Orchestra” students, as well as those entering the “Full Orchestra.”    Please review carefully the three available options:

-PSU Campus Orchestra
-Nittany Valley Symphony
-PSU Philharmonic

Click here for more information on all three options.  

 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The Chamber Orchestra program remains unchanged and serves young string players (ranging in age between 4th and 9th grade) seeking to experience their first orchestral training in a nurturing learning environment.  Woodwind players are also encouraged to audition.

How to AUDITION:
Click here for audition requirements

OUR ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
When you prepare your solo(s), choose a piece that BEST demonstrates your ability. Do NOT play something that is a work in progress. Play something that shows you at your BEST, even if it means performing something a little easier than you are currently playing.

WHAT WE ARE LISTENING FOR:
We are listening first and foremost to your tone. It must be characteristic in all registers of the instrument. There must be an energy to your sound and a commitment to the required dynamics and articulation.

We are listening for correct notes and intonation, especially in the outer registers of the instrument.

We are listening for rhythmic accuracy, especially with regard to dotted rhythms—we are also listening that longer notes have the correct number of subdivided notes within it to maintain the correct relationship (i.e. dotted-quarter contains 3 eighth-notes…no more, no fewer.)

We’re listening for evidence of hard work and preparation.

REMEMBER:  AUDITIONS ARE SIMPLY A WAY TO JUDGE YOUR READINESS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE.  NO ONE WILL BE DENIED MEMBERSHIP SOLELY ON ONE PORTION OF THE AUDITION.  SO COME IN, RELAX, AND PLAY YOUR BEST!