We Are Here For Young Musicians! 

The Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras is committed to supporting the lives of young musicians and their families through professional and enriching rehearsals and performances. We are here to serve and inspire the passionate music-makers of central Ohio and elevate our community through musical excellence and innovation.


Video Auditions for the CSYO 2022-2023 Season have Closed

Thank you to everyone who has applied and submitted their video audition! If you submitted an audition, we will be sending results by email and/or by mail in late May. If you do not hear from us by June 13th, please contact the Youth Orchestras Manager. 
The deadline (Tuesday, May 17th) to request an Audition Fee refund has passed. 


Updated 5/17/22


We are no longer accepting online applications for the 2022-2023 CSYO Season, however, you can still learn about our ensembles and the audition process by viewing the Audition materials below, including our Audition Requirements, Audition Booklet, Recording Tips, and FAQs. 


The CSYO Program offers challenging, engaging, and unique musical experiences for musicians seeking to improve their musicianship! Each of our four ensembles have different Audition Requirements as part of the musical experience. To view each of the ensemble’s requirements, see the listing below! All Audition Videos must be submitted in ONE continuous take with all the requirements included. Editing or stitching individual together videos is not permitted.

View 2022-2023 Audition Requirements

 *Note: The Tuba excerpt for Cadet Orchestra is "Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" by Wagner, not the Berlioz excerpt listed.


Our Audition Booklet provides more information about who we are, program eligibility and requirements, details on the audition process, and audition requirements.  

View 2022-2023 Audition Booklet


Need some advice on how to record your audition? Want to learn about what microphone is best or what settings to put your device on? See our recording tips below! 

Tips to Record Your Audition


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For more information on each of the CSYO ensembles, visit the ensemble tabs on the upper left-hand corner of the page or see our Audition Booklet.


Have questions about auditions or our CSYO Program? You can find answers in our FAQ or send an email to the Youth Orchestras Manager at