Canton Youth Symphony

Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, Music Director and Conductor

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The Canton Youth Symphonies offer aspiring young musicians a professional learning environment focused on the highest artistic standards. The CYS provide students with an outlet for musical expression, growth, and exploration in a challenging and nurturing environment. Participants rehearse weekly in preparation for three concerts annually, and students have the opportunity to work closely with Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians and guest artists.

CYS is a unique outlet for musical growth and social involvement and can serve as an effective springboard into a college major and eventual career as a performing musician or music educator.  Whether a student chooses that path or not, participation in CYS encourages all of its members to enjoy a life filled with the appreciation and joy of music.

Audition dates for the 2018-19 season are:

  • Monday, August 20 – 4pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday, August 21 – 4pm – 8pm
  • Thursday, August 23 – 4pm – 8pm
  • Sunday, August 26 – 2pm – 7pm

Please see the audition flyer below for audition requirements and how to schedule an audition.

NEW Audition Requirement:  all auditionees for the Canton Youth Symphony and Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra will be required to prepare one to three assigned orchestral excerpts.  Excerpts can be found HERE.

CYS continues to provide young musicians with exceptional musical training and opportunities and offer three levels of ensembles:

Canton Youth Strings

Grades: 2-6
Level: Beginning students
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Yearly Tuition: $120 per musician; $65 for each additional family member

 

Canton Youth Symphony

Grades: 6-9
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Harp, Piano, Timpani, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Yearly Tuition: $165 per musician; $80 for each additional family member

CYS Advanced Orchestra

Grades: 9-12
Level: Advanced
Instruments: 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 1 Tuba, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Yearly Tuition: $165 per musician; $80 for each additional family member

Tuition payment plans and scholarships are available for those families with financial need.  Please contact Irene Barker, Director of Education and Community Engagement to discuss payment options and scholarships.

Boyer Scholarship

This fund was set up in December 2016 to honor the retirement of longtime Canton Symphony Orchestra Director of Education & Community Engagement, Lisa Boyer.  Through generous gifts from staff, friends and family, this fund will now assist students who wish to study Music in college.  One award per year will be awarded and is non-renewable.  Preference will be given to students who plan on studying Music Education but other Music majors will be considered.

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