Symphony and Virtuosi Members

Youth Strings and Preparatory Orchestra Members

CVYO Virtuosi at Montecito

July 7th to 16th 2024

Montecito Festival is a 10-day international music festival hosted at the beautiful CLU campus with musicians and faculty members from the US, North America, Europe, and Asia, with guest faculty LA Phil, NY Phil, and other renowned institutions.

Participants may apply to be selected for Montecito Virtuosi, a conductorless ensemble lead from the concertmaster seat by Alexander Tseitlin tackling some of the most complex chamber orchestra repertoire in music literature.


Morning: Orchestra lead by Alexander Tseitlin with guest conductor .

Afternoon: Chamber group rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses, or private lessons.

Evening: Montecito Virtuosi lead by Alexander Tseitlin

* Students may ask to be place in groups with preferred colleagues or to be place with new musicians.
* Students may also request specific chamber group repertoire or request repertoire to be selected by coaches.
* Auditions for masterclasses are held in the first two days of the festival.

Symphony Repertoire

Serenade no. 1 in D Major op. 9, Robert Fuchs
Coriolan, Op. 62 – Overture, Ludwig Van Beethoven

Virtousi Repertoire

Piano Quintet in G Minor for Chamber Orchestra, Dmitri Shostakovich

* Guest Artist Pianist To Be Announced…

Applicants may be requested to submit a placement video for chamber groups or Virtuosi. If you have been pre-approved for Virtuosi, you are not required to submit a video. You will be assigned a part and seat based on your current seat in Virtuosi, by placement video, or faculty recommendation.

Current and alumni CVYO Virtuosi members are eligible for a tuition scholarship, and are not required to audition for the Montecito Virtuosi (but may be asked to submit a seating placement video). 

Non-CVYO Virtuosi members have access to Symphony Orchestra in the morning, lessons and chamber music in the afternoon. Musicians can request to participate in Montecito Virtuosi by audition.

All CVYO members and alumni will have their entrance audition requirements waived.

Strings Tuition (off-campus): $1,600
Strings Tuition (on-campus): $2,300
Lunch and Dinner are provided, with ample time to collaborate and spend time with musicians from the United States and abroad.

Wind/Brass/Percussion Tuition: Please contact us for tuition information

*Additional financial need and merit scholarship may be available at application


Video Submission

Conejo Valley Music Camp

Wind and Strings summer program for Level 1 and 2 Strings, Winds, and Brass hosted at Thousand Oaks High School

Early July 2024 TBA
9:30AM – 12:30PM

Late July 2024 TBA
9:30AM – 12:30PM

Wind Ensemble: A large band that plays all styles of music.​
Chamber Music Orchestra: 
A large ensemble including all string instruments.
Small Ensemble: Trios, quartets, and small groups playing different style of music

Each Band Camp session includes Large Ensemble, Small Ensemble, Harmony, and Jazz Band. Session includes Music Icebreaker games, Technique drills, Instructional String Sectionals/Small Ensemble, and Large Ensemble/Chamber Music Orchestra.