Welcome to the College-Youth Symphony
The College-Youth Symphony ("CYS") is a symphony orchestra
comprised of qualified high school and college students from the Mid-Hudson
region of New York and is in residence at SUNY-New Paltz. The CYS has performed
concerts throughout the Mid-Hudson region with selected students and guest
artists as soloists. There are also opportunities for selected CYS members
to perform in chamber ensembles. Dr. Carole Cowan, concertmaster and
principal violinist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Professor
at SUNY New Paltz, is founder and director of the CYS.
CYS at a Glance...
The CYS season runs from early September through May. Auditions are usually held in January, May and September and are open to any high school or college student who demonstrates proficiency in his or her instrument. The CYS schedule consists of:
News and info:
This semester's theme is: Love, Jealousy, and Despair in Music
Click here for the Spring 2014 welcome letter and schedule
Click here for the Spring 2014 Concert Schedule!
Click here for the Youth Symphony Audition Form.
First Rehearsal Date for the Spring Semester:
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Spring 2014 Concert Date:
Sunday, May 4, 2014
2014 VIP date: November 1st, from 2-6PM
The winners for the 2013 VIP Concerto Competition have been decided by three judges:
College-Youth Symphony Competition Winner: Gabrielle Bouissou,Violin
Alternate: Miriam Silver-Altman, Violin
Winner: Jiyun Yoon, Viola
Winner: Alex McLaughlin, Viola
Honorable Mention: Aaron Stier, Cello
Honorable Mention: Adam Jeffreys, Violin
Chamber Group rehearsals are Sunday evenings at 5PM.
Orchestra Rehearsals are Sunday evenings at 6PM in the Max & Nadia Shepard Recital Hall, Room 115(College Hall).
College-Youth Symphony © 2005-2013
New Paltz, NY 12561
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