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 email@example.com.
We will be starting rehearsals for the 23/24 season on Friday, September 15, 2023 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam.
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.
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.
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.
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! 😀
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!
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,
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.
Our experienced and seasoned conductors, Dr. Lucia Roh and Reg Quiring are active professional musicians in the Tri-Cities and the Lower Mainland.