Our first season auditions are closed.
CYAS will hold auditions for our 2022-2023 season in October 2022.
Available positions will be listed shortly.
Rehearsals are typically held Saturday mornings from 9 AM to 12:30 PM (with a 30 minute break). Our rehearsal venue is dependent on the performance venue, but is generally in or near the LA area.
There will be 3 to 4 weeks of rehearsal depending on the program and guest artists.
Concerts are scheduled for Sunday evenings with a 1.5-hour dress rehearsal in the afternoon the day of the concert.
Our second season will host 3-4 concert programs.
Every position at CYAS is offered as a fellowship, paired with a program stipend.
Stipends for college students range from $350 to $550 per concert program depending on the position. Principal players receive additional stipends but are also required to coordinate some work outside of rehearsal hours.
A limited number of positions are available for pre-college students. Stipends for pre-college students are $100 per concert program.
Fellowships are offered for two-year terms, and must be re-applied for at the end of the term.
Mentors and directors
A key facet of the CYAS program is our guest artist roster. As CYAS has no principal conductor, musicians will have more opportunities to get to know an international roster of directors. CYAS provides opportunities to interact with directors during rehearsals and at planned events outside of rehearsal.
CYAS also maintains a roster of mentor artists who are leaders in their fields. During any given rehearsal, orchestra members may find a principal player of a major symphony orchestra sharing a stand with them. This allows players further opportunities to build bridges to the professional world.