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Canton Youth Symphony Announces Audition Dates for the 2014-2015 Season

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The Canton Youth Symphony has announced audition dates for the Youth Orchestra in preparation of the 2014-2015 season. The auditions will be held on Sunday, August 17; Wednesday, August 20; Wednesday, August 27 and Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Auditions will be held at the Zimmermann Symphony Center that is located at 2331 17th St NW, Canton, OH 44708. To schedule an audition, call Lisa Boyer, Director of Education and Community Engagement at (330) 452-3434 ext. 604.

The Canton Orchestra Youth Symphony offers orchestral experience, exposure to world class musicians as well as a challenging repertoire while creating exciting opportunities for the young musicians. Along with the Youth Symphony performances, the Orchestra will also perform alongside the Canton Symphony Orchestra during the annual holiday pops concert.

In keeping with its mission of educating young members of the community, the CYS also offers a training orchestra for less experienced string players, and a chamber music program for advanced members. These additional groups allow students of varying abilities to participate in the program. For members interested in pursuing a degree in music, CYS also provides two professional development seminars.

CYS is primarily intended for students in middle and high school, but younger musicians are also welcome to audition. Membership in CYS is by audition only. Auditions last for approximately 10 minutes and are unaccompanied. All orchestral instruments are invited to audition, including violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, harp, and percussion. All CYS members are required to participate in at least one school instrumental music program if one is available to them. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and should be discussed with Lisa Boyer, Director of Education and Community Engagement. More information such as rehearsal times and audition requirements are available online at:

Questions about repertoire should be directed to Rachael Waddell, CYS Music Director and Conductor at (330) 452-3434 ext.607 or

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.