Community Service Program
*Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California is currently working to integrate our CSP program into our online programs. Stay tuned for more information. Interested students can still apply below.
Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California is pleased to offer a Community Service Program (CSP) for high school students in grades 9 through 12 who wish to develop skills in arts management and music education, serving as operational assistants to the staff as well as mentors for younger students in our Academy. Returning CSP volunteers with an interest in teaching may even have the opportunity to help plan or lead a community enrichment class. From time to time, we engage our entire CSP time in outreach to serve young musicians in disadvantaged programs that CYOSC partners to support. There is no fee to participate in CSP.
We are looking for students to fill the following positions:
In addition to our core opportunities for mentoring young music students in CYOSC ensembles, we're proud to announce the expansion of our CSP program this year with enrichment classes led by returning CSP volunteers in Fall 2020!
Current CSP-led classes in the works include monthly Suzuki play-ins, based on our popular summer play-ins, and Musical Storytime, offered by two of our most experienced and dedicated CSP volunteers. These classes will be open to the community with free registration.
What a privilege to work with enthusiastic, returning CSP volunteers, who are stepping up to plan and lead these classes for our younger students and our community! The planning and teaching process includes the side-by-side support and guidance of dedicated teaching professionals on our CYOSC staff.
Our CSP coordinators are looking to identify more CSP candidates interested in helping us offer an an even wider variety of CSP-led classes in the future. Candidates are chosen by our staff based on past reliability/dedication to show up, willingness to learn & grow as musicians and community leaders, and the desire to be more involved in CYOSC programs.