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.

New Students & Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra. If you are interested in auditioning for the Orchestra, please click here or email us at sarah@cyobc.ca.

We will be starting rehearsals for the 23/24 season on Friday, September 15, 2023 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam.

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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

( Read more testimonials here )

  • 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
  • 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.

    Gabriel and Nathan Ko
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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