Membership Requirements

Registrations are now being accepted for enrollment in the 2016-2017 Full Session.  We will be offering an Early Bird Registration period through Friday, August 5 (for 2015-2016 Full Session students).  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

To download the registration form, please click here.  The cost to participate in CPYO is $63/month.  The season runs from September 2016 - May 2017.

Membership for all members requires an audition.  To schedule an audition, please contact Cecilia Dunoyer at

2016-2017 Season audition dates are scheduled for: 
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Auditions will take place at the PASCP Studios, located at 3006 Research Drive, Suite D-1, State College, PA 16801.

All interested musicians must schedule an audition time with Cecilia Dunoyer by emailing  CPYO holds auditions at the beginning of the season.  Interested new members may request auditions throughout the season by appointment.

Once accepted into CPYO, students must register at PASCP by contacting Sarah Kopac at 814.234.4961 or  Registration forms may also be downloaded and mailed to PASCP.  To download the registration form, please click here.

Returning students will not be denied participation in CPYO, but must audition for our Music Director to determine seating in their respective section.

Attendance in CPYO

Membership in CPYO is a musical commitment.  It is important for members of any orchestra to appreciate that each and every player is an essential part of a whole, a larger dimension than their own self, just like a successful athletic team cannot function with missing players.

The level of enjoyment, the rewards of each rehearsal and the progress we make weekly depend of every musician's consistency of attendance and on-time arrival.  Each and every member is essential to the success of the ensemble.

Rehearsals are a time for each of you to hear and learn everyone else's parts -- which is why it is so important to attend every rehearsal.  Knowing your own part perfectly does not exempt you from rehearsing because your fellow CPYO musicians need to hear your part and you need to hear theirs.  As per CPYO policy, we do allow for no more than two (2) missed rehearsals per semester with pre-approval by the Music Director.  After 2 or more missed rehearsals, the Music Director may ask the student to play excerpts of his/her part alone, one-on-one to ensure readiness and confidence for the concert.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your rehearsal start time to allow you to unpack, set up and warm up.  Rehearsals will start promptly and late arrivals are disruptive to the entire orchestra.

Concert Attire for Musicians:  ALL BLACK (boys no jackets necessary, just black shirts)

Each member of CPYO must bring a music stand to all rehearsals and concerts. 

Concert Attendance

It is required for both Chamber and Full Orchestra musicians to attend the entire concert.  This shows respect for your fellow musicians and allows you to enjoy the fruits of your musical labor.

In addition, CPYO requires all members to attend four (4) PSU School of Music concerts of their choice each year.  The PSU School of Music offers more 300 free concerts each year.  A list of concerts can be found at  Please submit your concert programs as proof of attendance.