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AUDITION DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022
Join us for our 2022-2023 season! 


Since its founding in 1970, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Youth Ensembles (CYE) has grown to provide musicians of all ages a comprehensive music education experience. CYE’s mission is to cultivate every student's artistic and creative potential through rewarding musical experiences while developing meaningful skills outside the arts.

CYE consists of two full orchestras, five-string orchestras, three wind ensembles, three jazz ensembles, several chamber ensembles and jazz combos, and school based ensembles like the Pistons Bucket Band, and Dresner Foundation Allegro Ensemble. Read more about those groups here. Led by dedicated and masterful music directors, each ensemble offers a unique opportunity for students at all skill levels seeking musical experiences beyond the classroom. CYE even provides students the chance to perform at historic Orchestra Hall and learn from Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON!

ACCEPTING APPLICATION THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 at 11:59PM EST
Missed the deadline? Email cye@dso.org to inquire about openings.

IN PERSON AUDITIONS AVAILABLE 

Audition Requirements can be found in the "Resources" tab above or on our website.

"Start an Application" by clicking on your instrument on the left side panel. Please note that if you would like to audition for both Classical and Jazz, there are separate applications and audition requirements for each. 

If you have any questions about auditions, please email the CYE TEAM at cye@dso.org

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.

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