2020-21 Audition Application

Auditions for the 2020-21 season have been postponed until later in the summer. All students who are interested in auditioning for COYC must first complete the

AUDITION APPLICATION. Registered auditonees will receive notification when we are ready to schedule audition dates. We appreciate your interest and patience.

2020-21 Preliminary Schedule

               To view and download a copy of the preliminary schedule, click on the icon below.

                PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

Audition Process

Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus are selected through competitive audition. Auditions are by appointment only and are held in late spring and early summer, with a final audition date scheduled in early fall.

Auditioning students will perform one prepared piece and complete a series of short vocal exercises. See below for additional details and specifications.


The COYC is open to students entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall of 2020, as well as 8th grade boys with changed voices. Prospective members must be able to commit to the full Youth Chorus season, including rehearsal each Sunday from August 2020 through early April 2021.

What to Expect

For the audition, students will:

  • Perform one prepared piece from the OMEA Solo & Ensemble approved list OR a classical solo piece. An accompanist is provided, and the piece does NOT need to be memorized.​​

  • Complete short exercises to demonstrate vocal range.

  • Try their hand at some sight reading.

  • The audition will take about 10 minutes.

Upcoming Dates

Stay tuned for audition dates for the 2020-21 season!

OMEA Approved Solo & Ensemble List

(Click on the PDF icon)

Questions? Click here to contact a staff member!

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Office - (216) 231-7374 -

© 2020 Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. 

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