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 2019-2020 season were held on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2019. There are still vacancies in some sections, so if you are interested in auditioning please fill out the audition registration page on this website and we will contact you.
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.
Thanks for all your hard work in organizing the CYO. Your love and dedication for the kids are much appreciated. Will love to return next season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My daughter was a member of the junior orchestra for (2-3 years) and Reg was her conductor as well as her violin teacher. Reg is not only patient but a teacher who genuinely cares about each of his students. Playing in the orchestra was a valuable experience for her because she learned to appreciate the different instruments and learned that practicing and playing together can create wonderful music. It was a pleasure to see all of their hard work during the concerts.
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.
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.