Auditions – The Children’s Orchestra Society

May 18, 2013 by  

The Children Orchestra Society

The Children’s Orchestra Society (“COS”), a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Hiao Tsiun Ma (father of executive Director Yeou-Cheng Ma and cellist Yo-Yo Ma) for musically talented children and teens, is holding its annual auditions for new members for the 2012-2013 season the last two weeks of June at Christ Church, 1355 Northern Blvd (route 25A) in Manhasset, NY. Repertoire for the advanced orchestra will include Bernstein’s Candide Overture and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

We have openings in all our ensembles: Kinder Orchestra, Sinfonia, Junior Symphonic Ensemble, Young Symphonic Ensemble and the Elite String Ensemble. We also offer Musicianship classes for children of all ages, as well as Chamber Music, Master Classes, Chorus and an instrumental Major’s Program.

Our faculty hail from some of the most elite conservatories in the United States, including Juilliard, Mannes, Manhattan School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory.

Our performances at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall have been reviewed by the New York Times, and our guest artists have included Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Chang, Cecile Licad and Richard Stolzman.

Please visit us at or request an application by calling

(516) 869-9696. We will notify parents by e-mail or phone call of the audition results.

We look forward to meeting you and your family!

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