music2The CCO Youth Orchestra will be a high-quality symphony orchestra experience for youth in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The orchestra will be led by Kirsten Marshall, who is known internationally for her dynamic energy and passionate work with young musicians.

Marshall is currently the Director of the orchestral program and violin faculty member at Ithaca Talent Education and is a long-time member of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. In demand as a clinician and guest conductor around the world, she has most recently conducted All-State orchestras in Alabama and California.

The CCO Youth Orchestra will present two full-scale performances in its inaugural 2017-18 season and will work in close affiliation with its parent organization, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Students will experience working together with CCO musicians and will have opportunities to share their music-making with the greater Tompkins County community. Auditions will be held in June 2017.