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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.
CYO Auditions for the 2020-2021 season

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the auditions for the 2020-2021 season will consist of an unlisted video uploaded on YouTube. The deadline for uploading the video is June 1, 2020. Please attach the YouTube link with your application; one link only.

Auditions are not held at any other time during the year.

Playing level for CYO members is a minimum grade 9 level, Royal Conservatory of Music.

It is recommended that applicants take private lessons.


Audition requirements for returning students:

Audition requirements for ALL RETURNING STUDENTS (including Academy and APP students):

  • Two contrasting selections (one slow, one fast)

Audition requirements for new applicants:

STRINGS

  • Two contrasting selections (one slow, one fast)
  • 3 octave scale and arpeggio: one bow up, one bow down; spiccato - one note per bow

WINDS / BRASS

  • Two contrasting movements or two contrasting studies (one slow, one fast)
  • 2 or 3 (preferred) octave scale and arpeggio: once slurred, once tongued
PERCUSSION
  • Pieces or studies for the following instruments: timpani, snare drum, xylophone or marimba, cymbals
HARP
  • Two contrasting movements or two contrasting studies (one slow, one fast)
  • 3 octave scale and arpeggio

MRU Conservatory CYO Audition Form

To accesss the MRU CYO online audition form, click here.



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