Each season COYO students rehearse and present a wide variety of exciting repertoire featuring student soloists and nationally recognized performers. COYO members have the opportunity to meet and workshop with guest teachers and pedagogues from around the country. The COYO initiative complements and supports the privileged music-making already present in our school programs. COYO members are supported and mentored in their growth as musical ambassadors for our local communities in Central Oregon and beyond.
The youth orchestra experience provides an exceptional opportunity for enriched musical and personal growth. Each orchestral member is a special presence, which when united, creates a resounding and signature sound. Self-esteem, confidence, and true joy for a job well done are fostered; a spirit of real teamwork is cultivated and celebrated. Quality music-making can teach and illuminate essential skills vital on the journey to life-long goals and genuine accomplishment.