The Coquitlam Youth Orchestra is a place to
GROW in confidence, skill and excellence!
Our musicians will build a
    lifetime of memories while
        mastering their artistry.
Our GOAL is to inspire our musicians,
    igniting and sustaining their passion
        in a fun and vibrant social environment.
We have created specialized
    programs, for junior, intermediate
        & senior musicians.

The Coquitlam Youth Orchestra inspires young musicians through the discovery of great orchestral music. It has and continues to attract the finest young musicians from Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland.

We offer an opportunity for young musicians who are looking to join a quality and committed orchestra, improving their individual skills but also working with others in a highly creative format experiencing musical inspiration.

The CYO follows a Covid Safety Plan which is updated in accordance with Provincial Guidelines and Restrictions.

New Students & Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra. General auditions were held on June 5 and 6, 2021. There are still some vacancies. If you are interested in auditioning for the Orchestra, please email us at sarah@cyobc.ca.

We will be starting rehearsals for the 21/22 season on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. The BC vaccination card is mandatory for all participants in the CYO.  Social distancing rules will be followed, and hand washing/sanitizing and masks will be required. We have a Covid -19 Safety Plan available upon request. These health measures will be followed until the Provincial Health Office has advised otherwise.

NEXT CONCERT

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEWS

The Apollo Initiative
The Coquitlam Youth Orchestra was honoured to be part of the Apollo Initiative. It is a collective of youth orchestras, with 350 participating students, from all over British Columbia who recorded a new work from the Canadian composer, Juno Award winner, Jordan Nobles. The purpose of this Initiative is to raise funds in support of youth mental health in British Columbia. The virtual release of the final video took place on Youth Mental Health Day, Friday May 7, 2021.

The local newspaper also wrote about the Initiative, the CYO and our Founder and Artistic Director, Reg Quiring in hopes of raising funds and bringing awareness to youth mental health.

Testimonials

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  • 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
  • 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.

    Susan Ju
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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

Our Conductors

Our experienced and seasoned conductors, Dr. Lucia Roh and Reg Quiring are active professional musicians in the Tri-Cities and the Lower Mainland.

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