Young Artists Orchestra

The CFCArts Young Artists Orchestra (YAO) is open to all instrumentalists in Grades 6-12 with one year minimum of experience, and at the directors’ discretion for Grades 3-5, and each rehearsal is a fun, uplifting experience where the students play challenging music from both classical and popular/modern repertoire. The YAO was created to give young instrumentalists from all backgrounds and experience levels a safe and encouraging environment to create music while getting to know other young performers from the community.

The Elementary String Ensemble is open to students in Grades 1-5, or Grade 6 if students have less than one year of experience.  The Elementary String Ensemble allows students to explore early string technique, and join the Young Artists Orchestra for selected pieces in the end-of-semester concert.  Rehearsal books and CDs are included in tuition.

The Young Artists Orchestra and Elementary String Ensemble rehearse on a Spring and Fall semester schedule with a concert at the culmination of each semester.

Registration for the YAO is open year-round, and new students may audition each week prior to the rehearsal by appointment.

The Young Artists Orchestra concert for Spring 2019 is Fantasia!

Join the CFCArts Young Artists Orchestra as they present their Spring 2019 concert, Fantasia. Enjoy the sounds of Central Florida’s most exciting Youth Orchestra as we embark on an imaginative journey through music’s most colorful and expressive masterpieces.  Come sit back, relax and let your mind wander through the creative imagery of Stravinsky, Ravel, Beethoven, and many more.

For information on how to purchase tickets and see the concert, visit our events page!

Young Artists Orchestra$175 per performer

Elementary String Ensemble $100 per performer 

Scholarships are available!

Scholarships –

CFCArts offers scholarships to all members equally, on an “as requested” basis, and does not consider age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality or any other social demographic when determining a member for a scholarship. Apply now!

ALL students are accepted into the Young Artists Orchestra; auditions are for placement only!

Email youth@cfcarts.com to register or make an appointment if you are a young musician new to CFCArts or returning after an absence from the YAO.

Re-auditions for students currently enrolled in the YAO will take place during the Fall season rehearsals.  Auditions are not necessary for the Elementary String Ensemble.

Young Artists Orchestra Placement Audition Requirements –

– Minimum one year experience on chosen instrument

– Must possess basic to advanced music reading skills

– Must perform at least one selected scale:

  • Strings – C, G, D, F, B flat
  • Winds – F, B flat, E flat, A flat

– Must perform a 16 to 32-bar musical excerpt of any kind

– Must own or rent instrument to play

Young Artists Orchestra Rehearsals – Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park

All Sundays, Starting January 20: 3-5 PM (No rehearsal March 24)

Concert – Sunday, May 5 at Cornerstone Charter Academy at 6pm, Dress Rehearsal at 3pm

Elementary String Ensemble Rehearsals – Tuesdays, 5-6PM starting January 22 at Central Christian Church, 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando 32804

Concert – Sunday, May 5 at Cornerstone Charter Academy at 6pm, Dress Rehearsal at 3pm

Not quite ready to join but have some questions about the program or how to get involved? Just ask! Contact our office at 407-937-1800;712, or email us at yao@cfcarts.com.

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