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'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.
  • Thank you for the year's of patience and perseverance towards teaching and guiding our children in the FIRST Youth orchestra. You have been amazing mentor to these young children. We can't wait to see you again next year. The performance on last Saturday was outstanding and everyone was amazed on how well these young musicians played. You should be very proud. As parents, we are very proud to see how all of you performed. Kudos to you. With most grateful thoughts and appreciation.

    Megan and Joanna
  • 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
  • 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
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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