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Canton Youth Symphonies Audition Dates

Released 07/17/2018


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CANTON, OH (July 17, 2018) – The Canton Youth Symphonies announce audition dates for the 2018-19 season.  Auditions will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, August 20, 21, and 23 from 4pm to 8pm and Sunday, August 26 from 2pm-7pm.  Auditions will be held at the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th St NW, Canton, OH 44708. Those interested may schedule an audition by calling Irene Barker, Director of Education and Community Engagement at (330) 452-3434 ext. 604 beginning July 30.

CYS prides itself on providing performance opportunities for student musicians of varying levels and abilities: from beginning string players to advanced musicians looking for a challenging full orchestral environment.  The Canton Youth Symphonies consist of three groups.  The Canton Youth Strings invites beginning and intermediate string players to participate.  Canton Youth Symphony is a full-orchestra ensemble that performs diverse and challenging repertoire.  The Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra is also a full orchestra ensemble and intended for advanced players that display exceptional musicality.

Membership in CYS is by audition only. Auditions last for approximately 10 minutes and are unaccompanied. All orchestral instruments are invited to audition, including violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, harp, and percussion.  All CYS members are required to participate in at least one school instrumental music program if one is available to them.  Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and should be discussed with Irene Barker, Director of Education and Community Engagement.  More information such as rehearsal times and audition requirements are available online at:

Questions about repertoire should be directed to Dan Cavalancia, CYS General Manager at (330) 452-3434 ext.610 or

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.


Contact Information:

Irene Barker, Director of Education and Community Engagement

330-452-3434 x604

Dan Cavalancia, Marking Manager, CYS General Manager

330-452-3434 x610

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