2023-2024 season calendar

Rehearsal Information


Youth Strings – 3:45 to 4:30 PM
Flore Ensemble – 4:15 to 4:45 PM
Preparatory Orchestra – 4:45 to 6:15 PM
Symphony Orchestra – 6:30 to 8:15 PM
Virtuosi – 8:15 to 9:00 PM

* Virtuosi winds/brass/percussion only rehearse on select weeks…

Godspeak Church
320 Via Las Brisas
Newbury Park, CA 91320

2023 Rehearsals
(Fall Semester)

Friday 9/8
Mandatory Orientation and Reading Rehearsal
Monday 9/11

First Standard Rehearsal, Principal Auditions
Monday 11/27

No Rehearsal (Thanksgiving Break)
Monday 12/4

Last Standard Rehearsal

2024 Rehearsals
(Spring Semester)

Monday 1/15
First Standard Rehearsal

Monday 2/19

No Rehearsal (President’s Day)
Monday 4/1

No Rehearsal (Spring Break)
Monday 4/29

Open Rehearsal and Pizza Social
Monday 5/20

Last Standard Rehearsal
Monday 5/27

No Rehearsal (Memorial Day)
Friday 5/31

Dress Rehearsal (Abbreviated Rehearsal Schedule)

Gala Concerts
(All Orchestras)

Sunday 12/10/2023 Winter Gala
Sunday 6/2/2024 Spring Gala

California Young
Artists Symphony

(Artists Symphony Concerts – Special Events)

Sunday 10/29 Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks
Saturday 2/24 Ambassador Theater, Pasadena

Dialogues Concerts
(Virtuosi Ensemble and Chamber Groups)

10/17 at 6 PM – Novo Cafe, Westlake
(Season Openings Concert)
3/3 at 7 PM – Padre Serra, Camarillo
(Scared Music Concert)
4/30 at 6 PM – Godspeak Church, Newbury Park

(Chamber Symphony Concert, Including Flore Ensemble)

Virtuosi Special Events
12/15 at 7:30 PM – Messiah Concert at Calvary
5/19 at 1 PM – Flash Mob Concert at Oaks Mall

Dialogues Miniatures
(Virtuosi Chamber Groups Only)

10/14 Padre Serra (Camarillo)
10/15 Temple Ner Simcha (Westlake)
5/18 Padre Serra (Camarillo)
5/19 Temple Ner Simcha (Westlake)

The Voice, The Instrument,
and The Wolf

(Preparatory Orchestra Children’s Concert)

3/15 Calvary Community Church
(9:00 AM During School Hours)

Summer Festival Programs for
Preparatory and Symphony Level Musicians

July 2024

Season Calendar

To prepare for your season, please take note of a few important dates and calendar items:

1. Note your ensemble’s rehearsal time and location. 

2. Note the two Gala Concerts in your calendar.

3. Choose at least one CYAS and one Dialogues concert to attend, and note them in your calendar.

Joining CVYO Virtuosi

The Virtuosi Ensemble is a chamber orchestra comprised primarily of the principal players of our Symphony Orchestra, and is the most prestigious ensemble in our program. Virtuosi studies an additional program in parallel with the Symphony Orchestra, performs 3 additional concerts, collaborates with professional musicians, and closes the season with the performance of an entire symphony.

Virtuosi performer in our “Dialogues Concert Series,” and members receive concert stipends to offset tuition costs.

Virtuosi members are required to be Symphony Orchestra members, and must play a principal audition to be eligible for consideration. Eligible members must be able to perform at all Dialogues Concerts and Special Events.

Virtuosi Chamber Music

Virtuosi’s “Dialogues Concert Series” opens with small chamber works (trios, quartets, etc), many with faculty and prestigious guest artists. To be considered for Virtuosi Chamber Music, please mark your interest during your application. Chamber groups schedule two chamber rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the concerts, and rehearse as artist groups (not as coached student groups).

Joining Flore Ensemble

The Flore Ensemble is comprised of Youth Strings members preparing to join Preparatory Orchestra and studies standard string orchestra repertoire. Members are selected by invitation. Musicians should indicate their interest on the application form and arrive to the first rehearsal of the season well prepared with their Youth Strings music, demonstrating they are ready for the challenge of Flore Ensemble.

tuition information

Tuition cost:
$1,000 for the season or $700 for a single semester

Each musician will be billed online. Billing is never discussed during rehearsal.


  • A single payment of $980 if paid in September (a $20 discount).
  • Two monthly payments of $500 due in September and October.
  • Four monthly payments of $270 due in September, October, November, and December (a $80 payment plan fee).


  • A single payment of $700.
  • Two monthly payments of $370 (a $40 payment plan fee).

Scholarships and Internships

  • Exceptional Leadership Scholarships (up to 25% of tuition) are available to principal players of the Symphony Orchestra. Recipients commit to guest coaching and mentoring their younger colleagues in Preparatory Orchestra and Youth Strings one to two times per semester. Candidates must have previously held principal positions for at least one semester in good standing.
  • Distinguished Young Artist Scholarships (up to 100% tuition) are available to principal players of the Symphony Orchestra who have qualified for Exceptional Leadership Scholarships in previous years. Recipients have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and reliability during their entire tenure at CVYO, are representative of CVYO in their community through competitions and volunteer work, and exhibit a level of technical ability and artistry beyond their years.
  • Internships are available that include partial tuition stipends in exchange for logistical volunteer work such as rehearsal setup, front desk work, administrative help, or media team. Most internships are scheduled on alternating weeks and come with 25% tuition stipends.
  • Scholarships and internships are paid at the end of the semester as a “tuition stipend” upon completion of internship work and confirmation of “good standing” in the orchestra.
  • “Good standing” in the orchestra may be jeopardized by excessive absences, tardiness, being unprepared for rehearsal, or poor communication.