Welcome to the College-Youth Symphony
The College-Youth Symphony ("CYS") is a symphony orchestra
comprised of qualified high school and college students from the Mid-Hudson
region of New York and is in residence at SUNY-New Paltz. The CYS has performed
concerts throughout the Mid-Hudson region with selected students and guest
artists as soloists. There are also opportunities for selected CYS members
to perform in chamber ensembles. Dr. Marka Young, Assistant Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic is the new director of the CYS. Dr. Carole Cowan, founder and
former director of
the CYS, retired after the orchestra's spring 2015 concert.
CYS at a Glance...
The CYS season runs from early September through May. Auditions are usually held in January, May and September and are open to any high school or college student who demonstrates proficiency in his or her instrument. The CYS schedule consists of:
News and info:
NEW!! Click here to complete the College-Youth Symphony Audition Form online
Click here for the Fall 2016 Welcome Letter
Click here for the Fall 2016 Schedule
Click here for the College-Youth Symphony Audition Form (pdf)
First Rehearsal Date for the Fall Semester:
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Fall 2016 Concert Date:
VIP/CYS Competition:Click here to view the results of the VIP/CYS Competition on November 5, 2016!
Chamber Group rehearsals are Sunday evenings at 5PM.
Orchestra Rehearsals are Sunday evenings at 6PM in Studley Theater, Old Main
College-Youth Symphony © 2005-2016
New Paltz, NY 12561
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