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    2019-20 marks the 34th season of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Or- chestra, and its second season with Vinay Parameswaran as music director.
During the 2019-20 season, the 100 members of the Cleveland Or- chestra Youth Orchestra will present three concerts at Severance Hall on November 15, 2019, March 1, 2020 (with the Cleveland Or- chestra Youth Chorus) and May 3, 2020 .
Youth Orchestra members come from 40 communities across Ohio.
It is very possible that someone from your area is in the Youth Orchestra. Most of these talented young musicians have been playing an instrument for at least three years, and some for many more. They became Youth Orchestra members by playing an audition for the music director and members of The Cleveland Orchestra.
The highly acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) provides a unique pre-professional experience for musicians in middle and high school. Players rehearse weekly and perform in Severance Hall, are directed by a member of The Cleveland Orchestra’s conducting staff, and receive coaching from Cleveland Orchestra musicians. Membership is by competitive auditions held in May. For information, please call the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra at (216) 231-7352 or visit www.Clevelan-
 Children’s Chorus
The Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus (COCC) and Preparatory Choruses (COCPC) are open to students in grades 5-9. Members in both groups build a foundation of skills in leadership, vocal production, and musicianship, through weekly rehearsals and regular performance opportunities. The Children’s Chorus, founded in 1967 and directed by Ann Usher, performs with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus throughout the subscription and holiday season. The Preparatory Chorus, directed by Suzanne Walters, collaborates with the Children’s Chorus on two independent concerts each season. For more informa- tion please contact the Chorus Office at (216) 231-7374 or chorus@clevelandorchestra. com.
For over 25 years directors of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus have provided choral training of the highest caliber to northeast Ohio high schoolers. Students in grades 9-12 are chosen through competitive audition, and members represent over 40 schools and communities from across the region. Each year the chorus presents a range of independent and collaborative performances throughout the region, includ- ing the performance of a major work with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra at historic Severance Hall. For information please call (216) 231-7374, email chorus@, or visit

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