Centenary Youth Orchestra

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Official video of our November 15, 2021 concert. Many thanks to Sherry Heflin, Kate Pedrotty and Emma Oertling for capturing the performance and the Hurley School of Music and Dean Wikan for allowing us to perform in Anderson Auditorium with audience/orchestra following covid protocols.

Congratulations to Corey Bowe on his world premier of “Tragedy” and to the orchestra for a night of beautiful performances. So proud of you.

Hello Centenary Youth Orchestra! My son is a beginning student of the cello and we're brand new to the area. Can you tell me if there are opportunities for him to learn and play here at Centenary or in Shreveport?
Join us for the Wind Ensemble Concert on Sunday at 5:00!
Kudos again to our great orchestra.
Thanks to students, parents, and Director Dan Santelices for the concert yesterday!
We are so glad to have Dan on board with the Centenary Youth Orchestra. I can't wait to hear what they will be performing this semester.

Centenary College of Louisiana launched the Centenary Youth Orchestra, with Dr. Todd Gabriel in 2014

Operating as usual

CYO Spring Concert 4.11.23 04/22/2023

Our concert (minus the Rautavaara)!!

Bravo CYO and to our guest musicians for a wonderful night of music. Congratulations to our graduating high school and Centenary College students!!

CYO Spring Concert 4.11.23

2023 CYO Chamber Music Camp - May 23 to May 27 04/07/2023

Application for the Chamber Music Camp!!

2023 CYO Chamber Music Camp - May 23 to May 27 ABOUT THE CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP 1. The camp is open to all instrumentalists of all ages who are able to READ music. The camp is for musicians to learn to perform in small instrument groups. 2. Students enrolled are assigned to a group/coach and given pieces to practice BEFORE camp begins. Groups are de...


A spectacular concert in every way!! Make plans to hear Cal Alexander and Corey Bowe perform their concerti. They and our other CYO graduating seniors will be recognized at this concert.

The program is free but, WILL NOT BE LIVESTREAMED, unfortunately, due to music rental contractual agreements.

Photos from Hurley School of Music's post 03/28/2023

2022 CYO Concerto Competition Winners Ivy Joseph, Violin and brother Caleb Joseph, Viola perform the 1st movement of Max Bruch’s Double Concerto for Violin and Viola, Op. 88 with CYO this Monday, February 13 at 7:30 P.M.


Centenary College Violinist and 2022 CYO Concerto Competition Winner, Dominick Benedetto performs the Introduction & 1st movement to Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with CYO this Monday, February 13 at 7:30 P.M.


Looking forward to presenting this performance with soloists Ivy & Caleb Joseph and Dominick Benedetto in concerti of Max Bruch!


CYO will begin rehearsals Monday, January 9 from 7-8:30pm in Feazel Rehearsal Hall. Prospective & Returning members are welcome!


CYO will meet Monday, January 9 from 7-8:30pm in Feazel Rehearsal Hall. Prospective & Returning members are welcome!

Interested new members may email [email protected] to schedule a January 8 audition time.


Congratulations to our 2022 CYO Concerto Competition Winners!!

CAL ALEXANDER - Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2, 3rd movement
DOMINICK BENEDETTO - Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Introduction & 1st movement
COREY BOWE - Rautevaara: Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement
IVY & CALEB JOSEPH - Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin(Clarinet) & Viola in E-minor, 1st movement

CYO and the judging panel were especially proud of the hard work and impressed with the performances presented by A L L of the CYO members who participated this year👏👏👏👏👏


A live stream of tonights concert will be available on the Centenary Youth Orchestra’s page at facebook.com/centenaryyouthorchestra.

Centenary Youth Orchestra Centenary College of Louisiana launched the Centenary Youth Orchestra, with Dr. Todd Gabriel in 2014. The current director is Mr. Dan Santelices

HURLEY - CYO audition sign up 08/22/2022

CYO returns Monday, August 29 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Feazel Auditorium. Prospective members may join us at that time to read through semester music, prior to auditioning.

Audition Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15I3y-x53WQZ1BAPk8x71UnnNZSXIhGlKUK9t49g4KOg/edit

HURLEY - CYO audition sign up Sheet1 CYO-Hurley Orchestra Live auditions SAT.AUG.27 (AM),FIRST NAME,LAST NAME,INSTRUMENT 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:00,Ian,Lin,Viola 11:15 11:30,Darick,Harris ,Flute 11:45 SUN.AUG.28 (PM) 2:00 2:15,Nhi,Dao,Clarinet 2:30 2:45 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:45 SAT.SEP. 3 (AM) 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 ...

2022 Fall CYO Auditions - Google Drive 08/22/2022

Fall 2022 CYO Specific Audition Requirements to download/print: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n9ot7vKH8VsXI_Abf9tJ9snpzxEsceCod5TaEbjgmN4/edit

General Requirements:
1. One Major Scale
2. One Harmonic Minor Scale
3. Solo Selection(s) 3-5 demonstrating polish & musicality
4. Prepared excerpts for your instrument located in this folder to download/print: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-qYFbtBBr_n2bSyOIpS-dOeWCiXx51Sm
5. Sightreading

2022 Fall CYO Auditions - Google Drive

CYO Fall 2022 Audition Requirements 08/03/2022

First rehearsal for Hurley Orchestra-Centenary Youth Orchestra is Monday, August 29 7:00-8:30pm in Feazel Rehearsal Hall.

Auditions are scheduled for 2:00-4:00pm August 27 & 28, September 3, 10, 11. Email: [email protected] to schedule an audition.

Audition Requirements: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n9ot7vKH8VsXI_Abf9tJ9snpzxEsceCod5TaEbjgmN4/edit

CYO Fall 2022 Audition Requirements Sheet1 Please find your INSTRUMENT below and the audition requirements. The following will be heard in the live audition 1. One MAJOR Scale: see required range and/or specific key(s) for your instrument 2. **One AUGMENTED Minor Scale: see required range and specific key(s), if any, for your inst...


Extending the deadline to apply, to midnight on May 26!!


It’s here and the application link is live! Deadline to apply is May 24,


Please note the dates are 6/13-6/16


The CYO Summer Chamber Music Program will take place June 13-16, 2022. Please check back to find out when the application form link becomes live. In addition to assigned chamber groups, campers will have theory, snacks, the return of pre-recital pizza, additional performing opportunities during the week, music theory quiz night and performances by guests and faculty. Out-of-town students desiring to not have to commute during the week may inquire and sign up for extremely affordable on-campus housing.

Congratulations to all on your performance last Monday. Kudos to Devin Bureau for his leadership, work and introducing us to the colorful music of Lili Boulanger.

Well-deserved applause to our Concerto Competition winners: Ashini Modi on her sensitive rendition of the Adagio movement of the Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Neelie Lim for her passionate Lark Ascending. The audience and I were truly moved by your performances. All the the best to you and our other graduates: Matthew Guck & Jo Bennett on your scholarly and life pursuits. You are all welcome back to visit!

Thank you to Thomas Hundemer for allowing us to perform, Lachrymosa. We hope we
did justice to such an exceptionally moving piece. I thank you along with your wife Sally Horak, Deborah and Michael Scarlato, Brennen Templeton, Theresa Bridges, Joy Yang, Chandler Teague, Ravon Rayy Cullins, Khariq Frost and Eliot Haas for being key components to the success of the program. Your support and musicianship for more than just this concert are such an inspiration to the young people and college students of CYO. It takes a village and you are part of this. I am truly indebted.

Finally, thank you and bravo to our brilliant vocal soloists Dr.Janani Sridhar and Dr. Cory Wikan in “Oh My Papa” and “Tonight”. It was a thrill to make music with such consummate professionals and colleagues. Your willingness and support of CYO means so much to me and the students.


Please join us April 18, Easter Monday evening, for this concert which showcases these wonderful musicians and the Hurley School of Music’s outstanding faculty-performers! The concert is Free and also will be live-streamed.

Photos from Centenary Youth Orchestra's post 04/05/2022

The Centenary Youth Orchestra’s Spring Concert is Monday, April 18 (Easter Monday) at 7:00 PM in Anderson Auditorium.

The program will feature the winners of the CYO Concerto Competition: violinists Ashini Modi (Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, II. Adagio) & Neelie Lim (Vaughn-Williams: The Lark Ascending)

Tenor, Dr. Cory Wikan, Dean of the Hurley School of Music will join with Soprano and Hurley School of Music Voice Professor, Dr. Janani Sridhar to perform “Tonight” from West Side Story. Sridhar will also sing the moving “O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s opera, Gianni Schicchi. Both are pictured below.

The remainder of the program will include Mendelssohn’s Overture to Fingal’s Cave (‘The Hebrides’), “Lachrymosa” for strings composed by Shreveport Symphony Principal Horn, Thomas Hundemer and Lili Boulanger’s tone poem-Du Matin de Printemps conducted by Hurley School of Music graduating senior, Devin Bureau.

The concert is FREE. Audience members attending must wear masks throughout the entire performance.


CYO’s 2nd Rehearsal in a Socially Distanced Setting!

docs.google.com 08/07/2020

Hurley Orchestra - Centenary Youth Orchestra Contact Information

Greetings (potential) CYO members! We are proceeding with updated safety protocols in order to—hopefully to proceed with a FALL Semester CYO Program. The meeting time is still scheduled for Mondays from 7:00-8:30PM in Feazel Rehearsal Hall on the campus of Centenary College.

School for the college begins August 10, however we will attempt to meet/play (in-person) on AUGUST 17. Online activities/playing may be substituted in the event of COVID-19 quarantine or college shutdown. The concerts for this year will be broadcast online and/or recorded without an audience.

Specific information, especially for potential new members, regarding how our school year will look, as best as I can ascertain, will be sent after filling out the Information Card below AND submitting an audition video—due Friday August 14. The following are Google Links for:

1. CYO Information Card


2. CYO Audition Requirements and Excerpts list (specific movement and measure numbers are what to be recorded)


3. Excerpts folder for ALL INSTRUMENTS


AUDITION VIDEOS should be sent to Mr. Santelices at [email protected] no later than AUGUST 14, 2020. Videos should be uploaded to a streaming platform such as YouTube or Vimeo, and a link sent in. Videos can be left “unlisted” for privacy. Please remember that the videos must be recorded in good light so that I can adequately see your entire stance, instruments and hands (for all instruments) bow holds and the entire bow (for strings) and the entire instrument for everyone. If you need further clarification of this, please e-mail questions.



Centenary Youth Orchestra Concert

Proud of what CYO accomplished this past Spring, along with Rebecca Kay Vacha and her C.E. Byrd High School Women’s Chorale.

Information regarding auditions and how the upcoming season may look like will be emailed to returning members. If you are interested in auditioning or joining please email Mr. Santelices: [email protected]


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Regretfully, the CYO Chamber Music Program scheduled for June 8-11 is postponed indefinitely per current Centenary College COVID policy.


The CYO congratulates the C.E. Byrd HS Women’s Chorale and their director, Rebecca Kay Vacha-a Centenary alum, on their wonderfully prepared and musical moving performance yesterday!!


BRRRRRAVO to the C.E. Byrd HS Women’s Chorale and their FANTASTIC teacher/director, Ms. Rebecca Vacha in their debut performance with the CYO at our March 8 Concert of Randal Thompson’s “Come In” & “A Girl’s Garden” from Frostiana. Click on our live video link (32:33) and enjoy for yourselves!


Our 2020 CYO Seniors graduating this Spring at our March 8 Concert:
Emily Jordan - Violin, Airline HS
Autumn Tuttle - Oboe, Benton HS
Nathan Gay - Violin, Centenary College
Kaylee Messina - Violin, Caddo Magnet HS
Taylor Maust - Violin, Parkway HS
Katherine Phillips - Horn, Parkway HS
Evan Bryant - Trombone, Benton HS
Riley Daniels - Bassoon, Benton HS
Parker Fluegge - Trumpet, Benton HS (not pictured, due to sickness the morning of the concert😢)


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Videos (show all)

Apologize to all for the livestream failure at last night’s recital. Posting a few videos from run through rehearsals. T...
Apologize to all for the livestream failure at last night’s recital. Posting a few videos from run through rehearsals. T...
2018 Centenary Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Camp: DAY THREE (Auditorium Play-Thru Rehearsals) “Featured Group of the Da...
DAY TWO Centenary Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Camp. Our featured ensemble: Violinists-Kadin Johnson & Corey Bowe, Viol...
Sneak Peek from our CYO rehearsal from tonight!!The beautiful opening of the Intermezzo from Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 f...





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