Calgary Youth Orchestra

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The CYO Society
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The CYO is supported by:
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Calgary Arts Development Authority
Government of Alberta
United Way
Edmonton Community Foundation
Rozsa foundation

The CYO Society is a registered charity: 88737-7190-RR0001. Tax receipts are issued for all donations.
The Calgary Youth Orchestra (CYO) is the flagship orchestra in Mount Royal Conservatory's Orchestral Program.

Internationally recognized as one of Canada's leading youth orchestras, the CYO provides solid training in orchestral playing. CYO alumni can be found in such world-renowned ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as all major Canadian orchestras. The orchestra performs periodically in collaboration with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 1970 it has regularly toured internationally.

Along with Classical masterworks, the CYO’s repertoire often includes Light Classics, Jazz, Klezmer, Film music and other types of popular music.

Acceptance into the orchestra is by competitive audition in late May/early June each year and is open to students aged 14 to 24.

The CYO is supported by the Calgary Youth Orchestra Society, a non-profit society incorporated in the Province of Alberta. Musical direction is provided by Mount Royal University Conservatory.



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