"This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund."
Welcome to the Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra! 

The program offers youth musicians four levels of string ensembles with weekly rehearsals and concerts through the school calendar year.


PERFORMANCE: Sunday, November 21, 2021

3:00 PM Cadenza & Intermezzo
6:45 PM Encore:

CMYO presents the Fall performance with limited in-person for families & friends and streaming for extended families and friends via YouTube Streaming.

This Fall’s theme, CREATION: SOUNDS OF NATURE, will be related to sounds of nature or the composer’s interpretation of the sensation of nature’s environment. 

Some of the fun nature sounds simulated may include bird calls, rain, and waves from the sea.

YouTube: Cadenaza & Intermezzo Link

YouTube Encore Fall Concert Link

Concert Program (PDF)

Encore Notes Only (PDF)

Download the latest
Schedule (11/18/2021)

Download the Student Handbook for more additional information.


CMYO was proud to present the LUX STRING QUARTET as clinicianer through support from Schmitt Music.  The ensemble will offer a visits with the CMYO program and the region sometime in October.

More information will be coming soon!

Learn About CMYO's Story

Get to know our history a bit better! Take a moment to read how CMYO started in 2013 and where it has been going
Mark Wood: EYS
with participating schools around the region in 2017.

Overview of CMYO's Program

Here is an overview of CMYO's programs that are offered, the costs involved, and the experiences that your child will be joining.


Download the most recent schedule for rehearsals and concerts.  Please review the date of last release to see if you have the most recent schedule.  REGISTER HERE


CMYO has four ensembles determined by skill level.  Prelude, Cadenza, Intermezzo, and Encore.  Please click here for more information.  For registration, click on the registration link on the menu. 

Payments for the program are determined through the Fair Share program.  This allows any family to participate regardless of their financial situation.  No student is turned away for financial reasons.


Click here to learn more to learn about upcoming events including guest artists, performances, and field trips.
P.O. Box 671
Saint Cloud, MN 56302
Email: parents@cmyo.org
Phone: (320) 227-6847
To provide a unique orchestral experience leading to performances that shape, educate and inspire lives of developing youth musicians in the communities of Central Minnesota.
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