Young Artists Orchestra2018-08-28T15:52:29+00:00

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 Suzuki String Ensemble is open to students in Grades 1-5, or Grade 6 if students have less than one year of experience.  The Suzuki String Ensemble allows students to explore early string technique through Suzuki repertoire and materials, and join the Young Artists Orchestra for selected pieces in the end-of-semester concert. Using the world-renowned Suzuki method for early strings, every child is given the same experience and opportunity to grow.  Violin, cello, and viola are accepted. Parents are encouraged to stay for rehearsals although it is not mandatory. Suzuki book and CD are included with tuition.

The Young Artists Orchestra and Suzuki 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.  However, we encourage students to audition during our scheduled Audition times if at all possible (please see the Auditions section below.)

The Young Artists Orchestra concert for Fall 2018 is “Rock Star!”

Music from the most influential rock bands of all time will be brought to life by Central Florida’s most exciting Youth Orchestra. Let us take you back to the golden age of rock! Join us for the toe-tapping sounds of Queen, The Beatles, Journey, and more!

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

Young Artists Orchestra$175 per performer

Suzuki 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!

Saturday, August 25, placement audition slots from 8:00am to 1:00pm

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

Email to register or make an appointment outside of the dates below.

Auditions are not necessary for the Suzuki 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 rehearsals 3-5pm

  • Sunday, September 9
  • Sunday, September 16
  • Sunday, September 23
  • Sunday, September 30
  • Sunday, October 7
  • Sunday, October 14
  • Sunday, October 21
  • Sunday, October 28
  • Sunday, November 4
  • Sunday, November 11

No rehearsal Sunday, November 18 due to Thanksgiving break

  • Sunday, November 25
  • Sunday, December 2 (Re-auditions for Spring 2018)
  • Sunday, December 9

Concert – Location TBD

Sunday, December 16 (Dress rehearsal 3-6pm, performance 6pm)

Suzuki String Ensemble Rehearsals – Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park

All rehearsals 5:30-6:30pm

  • Tuesday, September 11 (5:30-6 PM Parent Orientation)
  • Tuesday, September 18
  • Tuesday, September 25
  • Tuesday, October 2
  • Tuesday, October 9
  • Tuesday, October 16
  • Tuesday, October 23
  • Tuesday, October 30
  • Tuesday, November 6
  • Tuesday, November 13

No rehearsal Tuesday, November 20 due to Thanksgiving break

  • Tuesday, November 27
  • Tuesday, December 4
  • Tuesday, December 11

Concert – Location TBD

Sunday, December 16 (Dress rehearsal 3-6pm, performance 6pm)

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

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