Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra Registration

The Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Dr. Yun Song Tay, is an advanced-level ensemble for middle and high school students. CKO students receive intensive training in standard orchestral repertoire. Students may progress in the Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra for multiple years and some remain through the end of high school, while others are in preparation for the Senior Symphony. The Orchestra performs original music chiefly from the classical and romantic periods.

Regular rehearsals: Tuesday, 6-8:45pm at Union Presbyterian Church, Los Altos

Important Dates

Seating Auditions: Aug. 19 (Strings), Aug. 20 (Woodwinds & Brass)
August Allegretto:
Aug. 25-27
First Regular Rehearsal: Sept. 5
Parent Meeting: Sept. 12
Fall Classic Concert: Oct. 28
Holiday Pops Concert: Dec. 10
March Concert: Mar. 16
Spring Dance Concert: May 18

Each concert will have one dress rehearsal, which will fall on Thursday (usually) or Sat/Sun (occasionally). The full season schedule will be available in August.


Your required financial obligation will be the Tuition Fee, Allegretto Retreat Fee, and Ticket Fee. We kindly request 100% parent participation at the level of your ability, for the Annual Fund Campaign.*

Tuition Fee: $1,600 ($640 deposit due with registration; remainder due 9/1)
August Allegretto Retreat: $650 (due 6/15)
10-Ticket Card: $150 (due 8/15)

The tuition deposit is due at this time. The other fees (Allegretto Retreat and Tickets) can be paid now (see payment options at the end of registration) or by the dates indicated.

*We ask all of our families to make a tax-deductible donation to GSYO during the season. The Fall Annual Fund Campaign is a vital part of the budget, and our goal is 100% participation. Although not required, substantive member donations are an important signal to outside funding organizations. Even a small donation of any size to GSYO during the season can make a big difference when everyone participates. In addition, we ask all families to volunteer at GSYO concerts and on GSYO teams throughout the season.

Financial Aid: It is the policy of GSYO that no student should be excluded from participation due to financial hardship. Financial Aid is need-based. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please fill out the application (included in registration forms) and make the $100 payment at this time. You must either upload a copy of your most recent Federal Tax Return or mail a copy to the GSYO Administrative Office at 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303 to complete your request.

Family Discount: Families with more than one musician enrolled in GSYO can take a 10% discount on the tuition fee (not applicable to tickets or camps/retreats); instructions and information available in the registration forms.


Review the Financial obligations (add the payment dates to your calendar or submit a credit card authorization form) and read through and fill out the registration forms (see below). The forms outline the code of conduct, attendance and seating policies, Allegretto Retreat details, health summary (proof of Covid-19 vaccination required), waivers, and financial aid (if applicable). The forms are designed to allow you to work on them, leave, and return later to continue. You do not need to create a Jotform account or sign in with email - select "Skip create account" if that is your preference.

At the end of the forms, you will have a place to enter payment information for the Tuition Deposit, and additional fees (Retreat and Tickets) can be made at the same time or by the due dates indicated. The enrollment is complete when the forms and deposit have been received by GSYO. You should receive an email confirming your forms, with a PDF of the forms and informational pages, to the email provided.

Seating audition music will be available to the musicians in early June.

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