Thank you for your interest in the Camel City Jazz Youth Orchestra (CCJYO) program. The CCJO is dedicated to advancing the art of jazz through performance and education. Our Youth Orchestra program fulfills this mission by providing the opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to participate in an ensemble.
The ensemble rehearses weekly throughout the school year, and offers a variety of performance and educational activities, when available, each season. Please review the information below.
- $515 annual tuition. Payment for the first semester is due by Sept. 3, 2017.
- Video audition required
- Commitment includes improvisation classes, rehearsals, and performances. Classes and rehearsals take place weekly on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
- Participation in jazz theory class is required of all students, regardless of instrument.
Expectations and Opportunities
- The CCJYO supports music education in the schools and cooperates with the music education community – all Jazz Youth members are encouraged to be actively participating in their school music program(s).
- Participants must fully commit to the ensemble’s rehearsal and performance schedule and abide by the attendance policy.
- CCJYO members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of performance and educational activities and to work with prominent local, regional, and national musicians.
Your attendance at rehearsals and performances is critical to the success of the ensemble. If you successfully audition and accept placement in the ensemble, you are expected to be in attendance and participating. We do understand that very occasionally, you may have a conflict.
- Death in your family or family emergency
- School music organization conflict
All other absences are unexcused. If you have two unexcused absences, you and your parent or legal guardian will be asked to attend a meeting with your ensemble director to discuss your commitment to the program. If you have additional absences after the meeting, you may be asked to leave the ensemble and replaced by a student who auditioned but was not placed in the ensemble. Any tuition paid at that time will NOT be refunded.
To report an absence, notify your ensemble director as soon as you can by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you sustain an injury that prevents you from playing your instrument or if your instrument is being repaired, you are still responsible for attending your rehearsal and theory class, with your music, and being attentive to your director.
You are expected to be ready to begin rehearsals at the rehearsal start time. Please arrive to rehearsals in advance of that start time so that your instrument is out and you are ready to begin playing at your rehearsal’s start time.
If you are tardy two times, you and your parent or legal guardian will be asked to attend a meeting with your ensemble director to discuss your commitment to the program. If you have additional tardies after the meeting, you may be asked to leave the ensemble and replaced by a student who auditioned but was not placed in an ensemble. Any tuition paid at that time will NOT be refunded.
Very rarely, rehearsals may be cancelled, typically due to poor weather. If rehearsals are cancelled, we will send an email and or/phone call in advance of your rehearsal start time.
If you aren’t sure if you should come to a rehearsal, call the Community Music School at 336-734-2950 before leaving your home.
TBA depending on performance.
Members are provided sheet music and folders for use during the season and are expected to return all music and the folder to your director at the end of each season. Please only mark your music with pencil, and erase your markings prior to turning in your folder at the end of the season.
Tuition is $515 for the year. Payment for the first semester is due by Sept. 3, 2017. If you need to make another payment schedule or arrangement, contact the Community Music School.
Tuition is non-refundable except in the case of a documented medical emergency or a student moving away from the area. If this should happen, the tuition paid will be prorated and the balance returned.