Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra

The renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, in collaboration with The Music Settlement, has established The Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra to nurture and train young musicians to reach their full potential while promoting critical thinking, self-confidence, and leadership skills through music.

Starting October 1, 2018, Youth Orchestra members will rehearse each Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Music Settlement in University Circle. Under the baton of conductor Carl Topilow, Youth Orchestra members will explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, light classics and popular songs. Auditions for the new ensemble will be open to intermediate-to-advanced skill level string, woodwind and brass students ages 12 to 18.

The Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra musicians will also receive coaching from members of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and teachers from The Music Settlement.

Concerts and other exciting performance opportunities will be announced soon.

Audition Information:

Jan 2019: Auditions for second semester, which starts on Monday, February 4, will be held on Monday, January and Wednesday, January 30 at 5:00 pm.

Please call Nikki Claverie at 216 421-5806, ext.188, or by email at to schedule an audition.  Special arrangements may also be made for supervised video auditions.

For more information on audition dates this summer, and other details, please call The Music Settlement’s Center for More info at 216-421-5806 ext. 180 or email, or visit their website at The Music Settlement is located at 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.