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 send a huge thank you for what you have done with the kids this year. We thoroughly enjoyed the recital on Saturday. Though Kiara struggled to enjoy it at the beginning, she has really enjoyed being in orchestra. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished from scratch.Thanks.

    Michele and Doug Correa
  • 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
  • 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 think the CYO is very engaging of all the children, you can make new friends that are all around your age, it helps with your private lessons, you practice more and it has a positive impact on children.

    May Hsieh
  • I'd like to thank you for everything you have done for the kids. You have been so nice, instructive and patient to them all the time. Your guidance lead them to a wonderful higher level for teamwork and harmony. As a result, the concert is so successful and amazing. Michelle can't love this activity any more.  Last, we want you to know we will keep supporting you and I believe my daughter will definitively enjoy the orchestra next year. May you have a wonderful day.

    Jon
  • Thank you. The past year was truly a fantastic experience, and I wish to voice my appreciation to you, Mr Qurring who made all this so enjoyable! With Gratitude and Kind Regards.

    Peter W.
Reg Quiring - Conductor & Artistic Director of the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra

Our 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.

Featured Student: Yebin Kim

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