The Coquitlam Youth Orchestra inspires young musicians through the discovery of great orchestral music in a vibrant social atmosphere, ultimately enriching the community with public performances. It has and continues to attract the finest young musicians from Coquitlam and the lower mainland.

New Students & Auditions

Auditions for the 2017-2018 season were held on Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28, 2017. There are still openings in some sections. If you are interested in auditioning please fill out and submit the audition registration page. When you have submitted the registration page we will contact you with more information.

Volunteer

Volunteers Sign-Up

If you are interested in volunteering for the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra please take look at our volunteering opportunities, fill out a volunteer page, and we will confirm your request.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Testimonials

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  • I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you starting the youth orchestra. You have directed the orchestra really well and got an excellent sound out of both the juniors and seniors. I'm sure that as you build on this year's experience, the orchestras will go from strength to strength, and I'm looking forward to working with you and helping to make that happen! I hope you have an enjoyable and restful summer. Thanks again for your vision in starting and leading the orchestra.

    Rachel
  • I like playing ensembles and I enjoy playing with CYO. The CYO members are friendly and the annual retreat camp is quite fun. I look forward to the rehearsals every Friday.

    Esther Van Rooi
  • I would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the time and effort that you have committed to our children. Melissa enjoyed the experience and looks forward to next season. The concert was fabulous.

    Ted Bouwmeester
  • Thank you so much for sharing your passion for music, and your gift for instructing these young men and women. It's been such a tremendous gift to our family to enjoy the gift of music in our lives this year! Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

    Laura McGivern
  • It has been a great first year for my son who plays the cello with the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra. He can’t wait for the season to start again in September!

    Serene Ho
  • When I first joined CYO in grade 9, I wasn't sure what to expect, because it was my first official youth orchestra. I remember being really surprised at the diversity in instruments, as well as the fact that... I got named as the concertmaster, haha. 🙂 But I was still really shy back then, so I didn't have many friends. But as I kept joining CYO year after year, the members I see all year long became my second group of friends outside of school. I honestly have a lot of fun at every rehearsal, so every Friday is a good day!! I also started to find orchestral pieces much more grand and interesting than playing my violin solo pieces... But anyways, CYO is a rare and enjoyable experience overall, and I never regret joining every year! >w< Thank you! 😀

    Grace Yoo

Reg Quiring – Our Intermediate and Senior Orchestra Conductor

The Conductor and Artistic Director, Reg Quiring, has performed as principal violist of the Vancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Opera, and the Quebec Symphony. He has taught violin and viola at all levels at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the Quiring Chamber Music School. These institutions as well as others have engaged him as conductor for their orchestras. Reg is very excited to take on the task of building a great youth orchestra for Coquitlam and its surrounding regions.

Reg Quiring - Conductor & Artistic Director of the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra
Lucia Roh - Conductor of Coquitlam Youth Orchestra

Dr. Lucia Hyunsil Roh – Our Junior Orchestra Conductor

Dr. Lucia Hyunsil Roh was recently appointed as the conductor of Coquitlam Youth Orchestra’s Junior Division. Prior to arriving in Canada in 2015, she was selected to be a teaching artist in Korea Arts and Culture Education Service’s El Sistema program. As a teaching artist, she participated in research and editorial supervision of orchestral repertoire, and also presented masterclasses for the instructors of El Sistema-Korea to help develop their teaching skills.

Featured Student: Yebin Kim

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