GROW in confidence, skill and excellence!
lifetime of memories while
mastering their artistry.
igniting and sustaining their passion
in a fun and vibrant social environment.
programs, for junior, intermediate
& senior musicians.
New Students & Auditions
Thank you for your interest in the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra. If you are interested in auditioning for the CYO please send a youtube performance of yourself playing a piece and a scale of your choice. Send the youtube link to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the registration form on this website. Both the youtube link and registration form are due on June 22, 2020.
Coastal Health has approved the reopening of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (ECC) for September, so, following all provincial Covid-19 protocols, we will be starting rehearsals again on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the ECC. The orchestras will be smaller than they were and the rehearsals will be shorter and without breaks. Social distancing rules will be strictly followed and hand washing/sanitizing will be required. Concerts will be recorded at the ECC without an audience.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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! 😀
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.
Reg Quiring – Our Intermediate and Senior Orchestra 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.
Dr. Lucia Hyunsil Roh – Our Junior Orchestra Conductor
Dr. Lucia Hyunsil Roh was recently appointed as the conductor of Coquitlam Youth Orchestra’s Junior Division. Prior to arriving in Canada in 2015, she was selected to be a teaching artist in Korea Arts and Culture Education Service’s El Sistema program. As a teaching artist, she participated in research and editorial supervision of orchestral repertoire, and also presented masterclasses for the instructors of El Sistema-Korea to help develop their teaching skills.