Now accepting new members for the 2021-22 season!

The Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) Program is a year-round program that consists of two ensembles: CSYO and Repertory Winds & Strings. Members of both groups will learn to rehearse and perform like the Cape Symphony, exploring the beauty and intricacy of history’s greatest compositions while continuing to grow their musicianship and technical ability. We welcome all young musicians from ages 12 to 21 who play orchestral instruments  to enroll and audition for placement in one of the two ensembles offered.

Download more information about the CSYO Program, including eligible instruments and placement audition details.

The CSYO Program will follow the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association.

Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Faculty:

Mark Miller, CSYO Conductor & Music Director and Cape Symphony Principal Clarinetist

David Gable, CSYO Program Strings Coordinator/Instructor and professional freelance violinist

Betsy Doriss, CSYO Program Winds Instructor and former Cape Symphony Principal Oboist

Clark Matthews, CSYO Program Brass Instructor and Cape Symphony Principal Horn

Kevin Wright, Personnel Manager

Kyle Spraker, Cape Symphony Educational Outreach Programs Manager

Class Schedule

CSYO: Saturdays, 11AM-1:15PM
Repertory Winds & Strings: Saturdays, 10AM-11:30AM

Download the Master Schedule for specific dates/locations of rehearsals. Rehearsals are generally located at Cape Cod Community College (Tillman Hall area); one rehearsal per month will be held at the Cape Symphony's Falmouth Campus to combine with members from Martha’s Vineyard.


To enroll, please call our campus registrars at 508.362.2772 or email

For general questions about the program, contact:
Kyle Spraker, Cape Symphony Educational Outreach Programs Manager

Placement Auditions

After enrolling in the CSYO program, a sample of the participant’s playing will be requested for
appropriate ensemble placement. Video submissions are due by September 11, 2021, but early
submissions are highly encouraged. There will also be an in-person audition on September 11th,
from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; specific audition times will be given after being enrolled.

Tuition: $500*

*Cape Symphony private music lesson students receive free tuition into the CSYO program!

Financial aid is available for qualified students.
Special rate for Martha's Vineyard students: $200.

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