Conservatory Outreach


Baldwin Wallace Youth Orchestra Program

Our orchestras and ensembles provide talented young musicians with opportunities to expand and strengthen their musical skills and knowledge. The programs are designed to be supplemental to area school programs, and it is expected that all orchestra members play in their own school ensembles, where they exist.  In addition,  members are encouraged to participate in as many school musical activities as possible to increase their playing experience.  New members are accepted each September and January. 

*An audition is required for membership in any ensemble. 

Move Up Auditions and New Member Auditions will all take place on the same day, August 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

The first rehearsal of Fall Semester 2015 will be Saturday, September 12th.

To set up an audition time, call the Conservatory Outreach Office for information (440-826-2365) or fill out the form below.  

String Ensemble -- Saturdays, 9:15-10:15 am

A beginning ensemble for new string players with a minimum of 4 months playing experience. Students do not need to be taking private lessons to play in String Ensemble.

Cost: $110 per semester plus $15 registration fee 

String Orchestra -- Saturdays, 10:30-12:00 pm

For students who have had a minimum of one year private study.

Cost: $125 per semester plus $15 registration fee 

String Ensemble and String Orchestra will present two concerts during the year, one in December and one in May.

Junior Youth Orchestra -- Saturdays, 9:00 to 10:15 am

For students who have had a minimum of two years private study of string instruments.

Cost: $125 per semester plus $15 registration fee

Senior Youth Orchestra -- Saturdays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

For students who have had a minimum of three years of private study of string, wind, or percussion instruments.

Cost: $150 per semester plus $15 registration fee 

Junior and Senior Youth orchestras have three concerts per year, in December, March, and May. In addition, members of Senior Youth orchestra may compete in the annual Concerto Competition held in November. The winner will perform with the Senior Youth orchestra on the March concert. 

For further information, an audition time or registration,contact the Conservatory Outreach Office: (440) 826-2365, or use the form below.

New Ensemble Registration Policy beginning Fall 2015:  Payment in full must accompany all ensemble registrations prior to the start of each semester, unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar.  Ensemble payments can be made online, over the phone with a credit card or by mailing in a payment that clearly states the ensemble and the student’s name.  Outreach staff will be at the first ensemble rehearsals to confirm that payment has been received, or to collect payment before rehearsal begins.

Online Registration for current and accepted Youth Orchestra Program members only:

Click here to register and pay for the ensemble. The link will take you to a login page for BW’s Conservatory Outreach registration & Arts Events ticketing system.

- If you have ordered tickets online for BW ticketed arts events in the past, please use the same login.

- If this is your first time using the software, please create a new account using the name of the parent or adult student registering.

- You will be able to add members of your family to your account in order to register them for classes and ensembles.

- Note that the payment amount will reflect the cost of the ensemble, the $15 registration fee and materials fee (if applicable).

This system improves our registration process allowing you to register and pay for your ensemble in one step! If you have any questions or trouble registering, please contact the Conservatory Outreach department at 440-826-2365 or

Youth Orchestra Policies 2015 - 2016 including Concert Attire & Weather Cancellation Information

Proficiency Requirements

2015 - 2016 Orchestra Rehearsal
& Concert Calendar

Conservatory Outreach
(440) 826-2365
SE and SO Absentee Line (440) 826-7280
JYO and SYO Absentee Line (440) 826-7290

Audition Request Form

You will be contacted within two business days to confirm your audition time. 

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