Canton Youth Symphony

Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, Music Director and Conductor

About CYS

 

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

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 helps foster a life filled with the appreciation and joy of music.

 

 

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CYS Ensembles

 

The CYS program offers three levels of ensembles: (The numbers listed are the maximum that will be taken into each group. We reserve the right to accept fewer than this into each group)

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
Rehearsal: Mondays, 4:45-5:45pm

Canton Youth Symphony

Grades: audition determines placement regardless of grade level
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Instruments: 2 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
Rehearsal: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm (CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR)

CYS Advanced Orchestra

Grades: audition determines placement regardless of grade level
Level: Advanced
Instruments: 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 1 Tuba, 1 Harp, 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Yearly Tuition: $165 per musician; $80 for each additional family member
Rehearsal: Mondays, 6:00-8:30pm (CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR)

 

School Music Program Requirement

In support of school music programs, it is the policy of the Canton Youth Symphonies that members are required to also participate in at least one school instrumental ensemble (if one is available). Each musician will be required to have the ensemble director sign a Proof of Ensemble Participation form at the beginning of each season. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis and must be discussed with the Music Director and Manager of Education and Community Engagement.  Any school ensemble concert that conflicts with a CYS rehearsal will count as an excused absence.

Proof-of-Ensemble Form

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