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

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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.

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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