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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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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